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Published: 01 April 2016

224 Pages

6.14 x 9.21 inches

ISBN: 9781474405324

Bookseller Code (06)

Seeing with the Hands

Blindness, Vision and Touch After Descartes

Mark Paterson

Published by Edinburgh University Press

  • Unfolds the history of 'blindness' from 17th century that shades into the beginnings of psychology
  • Questions the assumed centrality of vision and the eye in Enlightenment philosophy and science
  • Traces the core idea of 'sensory substitution' from hypothetical speculations in the 17th century to present day technologies for the blind and vision impaired