Bálint's syndrome, object seeing, and spatial perception

French, Craig (2018) Bálint's syndrome, object seeing, and spatial perception. Mind & Language . ISSN 1468-0017

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Abstract

Ordinary cases of object seeing involve the visual perception of space and spatial location. But does seeing an object require such spatial perception? An empirical challenge to the idea that it does comes from reflection upon Bálint's syndrome, for some suppose that in Bálint's syndrome subjects can see objects without seeing space or spatial location. In this article, I question whether the empirical evidence available to us adequately supports this understanding of Bálint's syndrome, and explain how the aforementioned empirical challenge can be resisted.

Item Type: Article
RIS ID: https://nottingham-repository.worktribe.com/output/933057
Additional Information: This is the peer reviewed version of the following article: French C. Bálint's syndrome, object seeing, and spatial perception. Mind Lang. 2018. which has been published in final form at https://doi.org/10.1111/mila.12187. This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance with Wiley Terms and Conditions for Use of Self-Archived Versions.
Keywords: Visual perception; Spatial perception; Bálint’s syndrome; Object seeing; Visual experience
Schools/Departments: University of Nottingham, UK > Faculty of Arts > School of Humanities > Department of Philosophy
Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.1111/mila.12187
Depositing User: Eprints, Support
Date Deposited: 31 May 2018 12:12
Last Modified: 04 May 2020 19:36
URI: http://eprints.nottingham.ac.uk/id/eprint/52147

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