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Review of the chapter: On natural geometry and seeing distance directly in Descartes. Gary Hatfield

Autor
Massa, M.
Tipus d'activitat
Article en revista
Revista
Zentralblatt für Mathematik und ihre Grenzgebiete
Data de publicació
2017
Pàgina inicial
1-2
Resum
Hatfield’s seminal chapter in Risi’s book deals with the understanding of visual theory in Descartes’ Dioptrics (1637) and his Treatise on Man (1630-33). The author first summarizes the spatial perception and distance perception established before the appearance of Descartes’ work: Euclid, Ptolemy, Ibn al-Haytham and Kepler, through Lindberg’s explanations in his book (1976), the author to whom Hatfield offered this chapter. However, in his analysis of Descartes’ ideas, Hatfield just...
Paraules clau
Dioptrics, René Descartes, Treatise on Man, natural geometry, optics., seventeenth-century, visual theory
Grup de recerca
GRHCT - Grup de Recerca d'Història de la Ciència i de la Tècnica

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