Theories of Vision from Al-Kindi to Kepler

ISBN-10: 0226482359

ISBN-13: 9780226482354

Edition: 1981 (Reprint)

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Kepler's successful solution to the problem of vision early in the seventeenth century was a theoretical triumph as significant as many of the more celebrated developments of the scientific revolution. Yet the full import of Kepler's arguments can be grasped only when they are viewed against the background of ancient, medieval, and Renaissance visual theory. David C. Lindberg provides this background, and in doing so he fills the gap in historical scholarship and constructs a model for tracing the development of scientific ideas. David C. Lindberg is professor and chairman of the department of the history of science at the University of Wisconsin, Madison.
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Book details

List price: $33.00
Copyright year: 1981
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication date: 4/22/1996
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 331
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.946
Language: English

Preface
The Background: Ancient Theories of Vision
Al Kindi's Critique of Euclid's Theory of Vision
Galenists and Aristotelians in Islam
Alhazen and the New Intromission Theory of Vision
The Origins of Optics in the West
The Optical Synthesis of the Thirteenth Century
Visual Theory in the Later Middle Ages
Artists and Anatomists of the Renaissance
Johannes Kepler and the Theory of the Retinal Image
Appendix: The Translation of Optical Works from Greek and Arabic into Latin
Notes
Selected Bibliography
Index
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