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An ecological approach to Aristotle’s theories of light and vision

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Scholarship on Aristotle’s theory of visual perception has traditionally held that Aristotle had a single, static conception of light and that he believed that illumination occurs prior to and independent of the actions of colours. I contend that this view precludes the medium from becoming actually transparent, thus making vision impossible. I offer an alternative to the traditional interpretation, using contemporary conceptual tools to make good philosophical sense of Aristotle’s position. ...

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HUMS
Department:
Philosophy Faculty
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Author
Type of award:
M.St.
Level of award:
Masters
Awarding institution:
University of Oxford
Language:
English and Greek, Ancient (to 1453)
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Deposit date:
2020-08-03

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