An Essay Towards a New Theory of Vision

Cover image for

Download


Author: George Berkeley
Published: 1709
Language: English
Wordcount: 28,311 / 86 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 53.1
LoC Categories: BF, QM
Downloads: 6,564
mnybks.net#: 1039
Origin: gutenberg.org
Genres: Psychology, Science
Excerpt

g any other IDEA. If I do not perceive the redness or paleness of a man's face themselves, it is impossible I should perceive by them the passions which are in his mind.

11. Now from sect. 2 it is plain that distance is in its own nature imperceptible, and yet it is perceived by sight. It remains, therefore, that it be brought into view by means of some other IDEA that is itself immediately perceived in the act of VISION.

12. But those LINES and ANGLES, by means whereof some MATHEMATICIANS pretend to explain the perception of distance, are themselves not at all perceived, nor are they in truth ever thought of by those unskilful in optics. I appeal to anyone's experience whether upon sight of an OBJECT he computes its distance by the bigness of the ANGLE made by the meeting of the two OPTIC AXES? Or whether he ever thinks of the greater or lesser divergency of the rays, which arrive from any point to his PUPIL? Everyone is himself the best judge of what he perceives, and what not. in vain shall all the M

(Promote your book here)

Featured Books

Cover image for An Essay Towards a New Theory of Vision by George Berkeley - Free eBook

Phantasia

Book One: Into the Rain
M.U. Riyadad

After finding the body of a dragon in a metalli... Read more

Cover image for An Essay Towards a New Theory of Vision by George Berkeley - Free eBook

Fearsome

Fearsome Series Book 1
S.A. Wolfe

*This is a stand-alone book in the Fearsome Ser... Read more

Cover image for An Essay Towards a New Theory of Vision by George Berkeley - Free eBook

Nano Contestant

Episode 1: Whatever It Takes
Leif Sterling

Fans of the Hunger Games and Sci-Fi Thrillers will... Read more

Cover image for An Essay Towards a New Theory of Vision by George Berkeley - Free eBook

Anais of Brightshire

The Blood Mage Chronicles Book 1
Jamie Wilson

While rumors of monsters rising in the south bring... Read more

Cover image for An Essay Towards a New Theory of Vision by George Berkeley - Free eBook

Sound of Sirens

Tales of Skylge #1
Jen Minkman

On the island of Skylge, electricity is only fo... Read more

(advanced)
login | register

User ID

Password

reset password

Help ManyBooks by sharing this page!

See it as donating a moment of your social media time, every little thing helps us improve and stay online.

Popular in This Genre

The list of books below is based on the weekly downloads by our users regardless of eReader device or file format.

Analyzing Character
by Katherine M.H. Blackford
The Analysis of Mind
by Bertrand Russell
How to Use Your Mind
by Harry D. Kitson
Criminal Psychology
by Hans Gross
How to Analyze People on Sight
by Elsie Lincoln Benedict
Dream Psychology
by Sigmund Freud
The Book of Courage
by John Thomson Faris

See more popular titles from this genre.