The Analysis of Sensations, and the Relation of the Physical to the Psychical

The Analysis of Sensations, and the Relation of the Physical to the Psychical

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1914 edition. Excerpt: ...of space? For it is not easy to combine a nativistic theory of visual space with an empirical theory of tactual space! 1 W. James, op. ez't., Vol. II., p. 506. E have already repeatedly had occasion to notice how very different the system of our space-sensa-" tions---our physiological space, if we may use the expression--is from geometrical (by which is here meant Euclidean) space. This is true, not only as regards visual space, but also as regards the blind man's tactual space in comparison with geometrical space. Geometrical space is of the same nature everywhere and in all directions, it is unlimited and (in Riemann's sense) infinite. Visual space is bounded and finite, and, what is more, its extension is different in different directions, as a glance at the flattened "vault of heaven " teaches us. Bodies shrink when they are removed to a distance; when they are brought near they are enlarged: in these features visual space resembles many constructions ' This subject cannot be treated in detail here. I may refer to my articles in T be Monz'st, of which the first appeared in April I901, the second in July I902, and the third in October 1903. The physiological considerations outlined here are pargly related to Wlassak's views as stated in his paper, " Ueber die statischen Funktionen des Ohrlabyrinthes" Viertejabrrschrz',"t fiZr wz'ssensclzaftlz': he P/z'lasophie, Vol. XVII., I, p. 28), except that I assume, not one, but two, reactions to the stimuli in question. Cf. also the passages cited above from Hering, and W. James, Psychology Vol. II., pp. I34, sqq. Cf. also my of the metageometricians rather than Euclidean space. The difference between "above " more

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