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Author Paterson, Mark, 1972- author
Title Seeing with the hands : blindness, vision and touch after Descartes / Mark Paterson
Imprint Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, [2016]
book jacket
 Ethnology Library  HV1581 .P38 2016    AVAILABLE    30520020832664
 Chinese Lit.&Phi. Lib.  548.23 P297    AVAILABLE    30580003403271
Descript viii, 228 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
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Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 207-221) and index
Introduction: on questioning blindess and what the blind 'see' -- 'Seeing with the hands': Descartes, blindness, and vision -- 'Suppose a man born blind...': cubes and spheres, hands and eyes -- Objects that 'touch'd his eyes': surgical experiments in the recovery of vision -- Voltaire, Buffon, and blindness in France -- The testimony of blind men: Diderot's Lettre -- Reading with the fingers: tactile signs and the possibilities for a language of touch -- Seeing with the tongue: sight through other means -- Blindness, empathy, and 'feeling seeing': literary accounts of blind experience
"Through an unfolding historical, philosophical and literary narrative that includes Locke, Molyneux and Berkeley in Britain, and Diderot, Voltaire and Buffon in France, this book explores how the Molyneux Question and its aftermath has influenced attitudes towards blindness by the sighted, and sensory substitution technologies for the blind and vision impaired, to this day." --back cover
Subject Blind -- History
Visual perception -- History
Touch -- History
Touch fast (OCoLC)fst01153089
Blind fast (OCoLC)fst00834291
Visual perception fast (OCoLC)fst01168049
History fast (OCoLC)fst01411628
Alt Title Blindness, vision and touch after Descartes
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