Gaze and Subjectivity Cover Image
  • Regular Price 15.00 €

Pogled i subjektivnost
Gaze and Subjectivity

Some Aspects of Berkeley’s Theory of Vision

Author(s): Branka Arsić
Subject(s): Philosophy, Metaphysics, Epistemology, Early Modern Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind
Published by: Beogradski krug
Keywords: the absolute space; reason; epistemology; George Berkeley; optics; imaginary space; real space
Summary/Abstract: The entire philosophy of the new age would have been different had the model of reason and rationality been looked for in optics instead of in geometry. Optics offers a possibility to supply a real image-object with status, function and name of a virtual object, without characterizing this change of status as hallucination. The possibilities for the interpretation of the character of reason and the nature of the subject-object relation, i.e. the nature of subject, thus presenting themselves, immediately become apparent. Optics would permit the crossing and linking together of real and imaginary space, but not by turning real space into the imaginary, or vice versa, but rather by keeping, in their being linked together, the difference between these two spaces, at once undermining the very possibility of what the 17th- and 18th- century theoreticians called "the absolute space".

  • Print-ISBN-10: 86-82299-27-5
  • Page Count: 443
  • Publication Year: 2000
  • Language: Serbian