Getting the Big Picture in Perspectivist Optics

  title={Getting the Big Picture in Perspectivist Optics},
  author={A. Smith},
  pages={568 - 589}
  • A. Smith
  • Published 1981
  • Medicine
  • Isis
  • nature, this representation is not universal; on the contrary, it is as particular as the physical object it represents. 13 Still, it forms the immediate source of intellectual abstraction, accomplished at the third and final stage of inductionwhich I shall call "apperception." It is at this, the highest, level that we attain a full conceptual grasp of external particulars by abstracting the intelligibilia (e.g., pure Triangularity or Humanity) from their perceptible representations, and that… CONTINUE READING
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