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Seeing, Thinking and Knowing: Meaning and Self-Organisation in Visual Cognition and Thought. Theory and Decision Library: Series A: Philosophy and Methodology of the Social Sciences, Volume 38. Arturo Carsetti

Seeing, Thinking and Knowing: Meaning and Self-Organisation in Visual Cognition and Thought. Theory and Decision Library: Series A: Philosophy and Methodology of the Social Sciences, Volume 38.

Arturo Carsetti

Published March 30th 2007
ISBN : 9781280616723
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356 pages
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The world perceived at the visual level is constituted not by objects or static forms, but by processes appearing imbued with meaning. As G. Kanizsa stated, at the visual level the line per se does not exist: only the line which enters, goes behind,MoreThe world perceived at the visual level is constituted not by objects or static forms, but by processes appearing imbued with meaning. As G. Kanizsa stated, at the visual level the line per se does not exist: only the line which enters, goes behind, divides, etc., a line evolving according to a precise holistic context, in comparison with which function and meaning are indissolubly interlinked. Just as the meaning of words is connected with a universe of highly-dynamic functions and functional processes which operate syntheses, cancellations, integrations, etc. (a universe which can only be described in terms of symbolic dynamics), in the same way, at the level of vision, we must continuously unravel and construct schemata- we must assimilate and make ourselves available for selection by the co-ordinated information penetrating from external Reality. Lastly, we must interrelate all this with the internal selection mechanisms through a precise jouney into the regions of intensionality.