Why to Get Rid of the Small Flitting Images : Descartes ’ s Optics and Some Medieval Theories of Vision

@inproceedings{Toth2013WhyTG,
  title={Why to Get Rid of the Small Flitting Images : Descartes ’ s Optics and Some Medieval Theories of Vision},
  author={Zita Toth},
  year={2013}
}
“And by this means your mind will be delivered from all those small images flitting through the air, called intentional species, which worry the imagination of Philosophers so much” – writes Descartes in his Optics (First Discourse), referring to the medieval and contemporary scholastic theories of vision. Although, at least since Gilson’s work… CONTINUE READING