Visual Phenomenology

2017.09.10 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Michael Madary, Visual Phenomenology, MIT Press, 2016, 247pp., $45.00 (hbk), ISBN: 9780262035453. Reviewed by Susanna
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2017.09.10 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Michael Madary, Visual Phenomenology, MIT Press, 2016, 247pp., $45.00 (hbk), ISBN: 9780262035453. Reviewed by Susanna Siegel, Harvard University The central thesis of this book is that "visual perception is an ongoing process of anticipation and fulfillment." Madary calls this conclusion "AF", and the book is organized around a two-premise argument for it: P1. The phenomenology of vision is best described as an ongoing process of anticipation and fulfillment. P2. There are strong empirical reasons to model vision using the general form of anticipation and fulfillment. Conclusion (AF): Visual perception is an ongoing process of anticipation and fulfillment. Madary devotes Part I to defending phenomenological analyses of the dynamic and perspectival aspects of visual experience that he takes to support premise 1, and Part... Read More

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