Perceptual Judgement in Late Medieval Perspectivist Psychology

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dc.contributor.author Silva, José Filipe
dc.date.accessioned 2018-04-16T09:51:00Z
dc.date.available 2018-04-16T09:51:00Z
dc.date.issued 2017
dc.identifier.citation Silva , J F 2017 , ' Perceptual Judgement in Late Medieval Perspectivist Psychology ' , Filosoficky Casopis , pp. 29-60 .
dc.identifier.other PURE: 90200879
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dc.identifier.other Scopus: 85042763093
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dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10138/234301
dc.description.abstract By the end of the thirteenth century several models of visual perception were available in the Latin West, differing according to their influences - Aristotelian, Augustinian, Avicennian - and their interpretations. One such model was that of perspectivist optics, as espoused by Alhacen and popularized by Roger Bacon. While the general structure of this theory is well-known, until recently scholars have paid less attention to the issue of discrimination - distinction, comparison, judgment - by a higher cognitive faculty (the virtus distinctiva) of incoming sensory information. In my paper, I specifically examine what role this discriminative faculty, as proposed by Alhacen, plays in the works of later perspectivi such as Roger Bacon, John Pecham, and Blasius of Parma, proceeding from the assumption that the best way to understanding the influence of any given theory is by understanding the authors influenced by it. My focus is on two aspects of this power: what exactly its functions are, and whether its nature is rational or sensory. Building on this last aspect, I consider whether this nature is better suited for passive or active accounts of perception. en
dc.format.extent 32
dc.language.iso eng
dc.relation.ispartof Filosoficky Casopis
dc.rights.uri info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
dc.subject 515 Psychology
dc.subject perception
dc.subject optics
dc.subject judgment
dc.subject reason
dc.subject inference
dc.subject recognition
dc.subject OPTICS
dc.title Perceptual Judgement in Late Medieval Perspectivist Psychology en
dc.type Article
dc.contributor.organization Department of Philosophy, History, Culture and Art Studies 2010-2017
dc.description.reviewstatus Peer reviewed
dc.relation.issn 0015-1831
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