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Spatial Representation : Problems in Philosophy and Psychology - Naomi Eilan

Spatial Representation

Problems in Philosophy and Psychology

By: Naomi Eilan (Editor), Rosaleen McCarthy (Editor), Bill Brewer (Editor)

Paperback Published: 1st June 1999
ISBN: 9780198238874
Number Of Pages: 422

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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.

Naomi Eilan, Rosaleen McCarthy, and Bill Brewer: General Introduction I. FRAMES OF REFERENCE Bill Brewer Brewer and Julian Pears: Introduction 1: Herbert L. Pick Jr.: Organization of spatial knowledge in children 2: John O'Keefe: Kant and the sea-horse: An essay in the neurophilosophy of space 3: John Campbell: The role of physical objects in spatial thinking II. INTUITIVE PHYSICS Naomi Eilan: Introduction 4: Lynn A. Cooper and Margaret P. Munger: Extrapolating and remembering positions along cognitive trajectories: Uses and limitations of analogies to physical motion 5: Elizabeth S. Spelke and Gretchen A. Van de Walle: Perceiving and reasoning about objects: Insights from infants 6: Christopher Peacocke: Intuitive mechanics, psychological reality and the idea of a material object III. SPATIAL REPRESENTATION IN THE SENSORY MODALITIES Naomi Eilan: Introduction 7: Roberta L. Klatzky and Susan J. Lederman: Spatial and nonspatial avenues to object recognition by the human haptic system

ISBN: 9780198238874
ISBN-10: 0198238878
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 422
Published: 1st June 1999
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.8 x 15.1  x 2.4
Weight (kg): 1.0