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Dickinson’s Theory of Vision

It is fairly difficult to assemble one unified theory of vision from reading the poems of Emily Dickinson. Her idea of vision includes not only the physical act of seeing, but a whole world of perception and belief; no doubt … Continue reading

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Blog post: James and Carter’s discussion of consciousness.

James and Carter’s ideas of consciousness bear a few similarities to each other at first. Both seem to agree that the brain ignores certain impulses in favor of others. They are also in apparent agreement about the continuity of the … Continue reading

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Turner’s Modernism

The “modern” quality of Turner’s painting is quite evident when contrasted with previous ideas of the relationship between the observer and the object of observation. The dominant idea about vision and observation prior to the 19th century was best exemplefied … Continue reading

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