Spatial representation : problems in philosophy and psychology

edited by Naomi Eilan, Rosaleen McCarthy and Bill Brewer

Spatial Representation presents original, specially written essays by leading psychologists and philosophers on a fascinating set of topics at the intersection of these two disciplines. They address such questions as these: Do the extraordinary navigational abilities of birds mean that these birds have the same kind of grip on the idea of a spatial world as we do? Is there a difference between the way sighted and blind subjects represent the world 'out there'? Does the study of brain-injured subjects, such as 'blind seers', tell us anything about the working of normal spatial consciousness? The essays are arranged into five sections, each of which reflects a central area of research into spatial cognition, and opens with a short introduction by the editors, designed to facilitate cross-disciplinary reading. The volume as a whole offers a rich and compelling expression of the view that to advance our understanding of the way we represent the external world it is necessary to draw on both philosophical and psychological approaches.

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[目次]

  • General Introduction
  • I. FRAMES OF REFERENCE
  • Introduction
  • 1. Organization of spatial knowledge in children
  • 2. Kant and the sea-horse: An essay in the neurophilosophy of space
  • 3. The role of physical objects in spatial thinking
  • II. INTUITIVE PHYSICS
  • Introduction
  • 4. Extrapolating and remembering positions along cognitive trajectories: Uses and limitations of analogies to physical motion
  • 5. Perceiving and reasoning about objects: Insights from infants
  • 6. Intuitive mechanics, psychological reality and the idea of a material object
  • III. SPATIAL REPRESENTATION IN THE SENSORY MODALITIES
  • Introduction
  • 7. Spatial and nonspatial avenues to object recognition by the human haptic system

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書名 Spatial representation : problems in philosophy and psychology
著作者等 Brewer, Bill
Eilan, Naomi
McCarthy, Rosaleen A
Brewer Bill (Fellow and Tutor in Philosophy)
McCarthy Rosaleen (Lecturer in Experimental Psychology University of Cambridge)
etc.
出版元 Oxford University Press
刊行年月 1999
ページ数 xi, 409 p.
大きさ 23 cm
ISBN 0198238878
NCID BA42881224
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言語 英語
出版国 イギリス
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