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Sensory Research in Historical Perspective: Some Philosophical Foundations of Perception

Handbook of Physiology, The Nervous System, Sensory Processes

  1. Richard Jung

Published Online: 1 JAN 2011

DOI: 10.1002/cphy.cp010301

Comprehensive Physiology

Comprehensive Physiology

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Jung, R. 2011. Sensory Research in Historical Perspective: Some Philosophical Foundations of Perception. Comprehensive Physiology. 1–74.

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  1. Albert-Ludwigs- Universität, Freiburg, West Germany

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 1 JAN 2011

Abstract

The sections in this article are:

  • 1
    Sensory Science and Philosophy
    • 1.1
      Perception and Theory
    • 1.2
      Perceptual Research and History
    • 1.3
      Perception and Preparation for Action
  • 2
    Greek Science and Antiquity
    • 2.1
      Early Greek Philosophy and the Origin of Science
    • 2.2
      Hippocratic Medicine and Democritian Materialism
    • 2.3
      Aristotle and the School of Athens
    • 2.4
      Roman Science and Late Antiquity
    • 2.5
      Long-Term Influence of Greco-Roman Science
  • 3
    Medieval Science and Sensory Studies
    • 3.1
      Characteristics of Medieval Research
    • 3.2
      Arab Scientists and Greek Tradition
    • 3.3
      Medieval Concepts of the Senses
    • 3.4
      The Sciences in the Thirteenth Century
    • 3.5
      Optics and Vision
    • 3.6
      Scholasticism and Science
  • 4
    Sensory Science in Fifteenth and Sixteenth Centuries
    • 4.1
      Seeing Nature Through the Eye of Renaissance Man
    • 4.2
      Physiological Concepts of Leonardo da Vinci
  • 5
    Rise of Science After the Renaissance
    • 5.1
      Heliocentric Theory and Physics
    • 5.2
      Cartesian Machine Theory of the Body
    • 5.3
      Systematic Physiology, Evolution, and Behavior
  • 6
    Vision Research from Kepler to Newton
    • 6.2
      Kepler's Dioptrics
    • 6.3
      Other Visual Studies
    • 6.4
      Newton's Work on Optics and Vision
  • 7
    Empiricism and Rationalism in Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries
    • 7.1
      Sensualist Empiricism and Materialism
    • 7.2
      Leibnizian Rationalism
    • 7.3
      Berkeley's Concept of Space and Hume's Associationism
    • 7.4
      Kantian Synthesis of Perception and Thought
  • 8
    The Nineteenth Century and Modern Perceptual Research
    • 8.1
      Rise of Sensory Sciences
    • 8.2
      Six Founders of Sensory Physiology
    • 8.3
      Psychophysics and Scaling of Sensations
    • 8.4
      Psychology of Sensory Research
    • 8.5
      Philosophies and Perceptual Research
  • 9
    Objective Sensory Physiology and Neuronal Recordings
    • 9.1
      Adrian's Achievements
    • 9.2
      Sensory Afference and Brain Potentials
    • 9.3
      Cerebral Neuronal Mechanisms
  • 10
    Perception and Action
    • 10.1
      Intentional Preperception and Anticipation
    • 10.2
      Cerebral Correlates of Intention in Man
  • 11
    General Discussion
    • 11.1
      Contrasting Concepts and Their Complementary Role
    • 11.2
      Level Concepts and Perceptual Research
    • 11.3
      Reductionism—Ontological vs. Methodological
  • 12
    Summary
    • 12.1
      Retrospect and Prospect