Theories of Vision from Al-kindi to Kepler
Kepler's successful solution to the problem of vision early in the seventeenth century was a theoretical triumph as significant as many of the more celebrated developments of the scientific revolution. Yet the full import of Kepler's arguments can be grasped only when they are viewed against the background of ancient, medieval, and Renaissance visual theory. David C. Lindberg provides this background, and in doing so he fills the gap in historical scholarship and constructs a model for tracing the development of scientific ideas.
David C. Lindberg is professor and chairman of the department of the history of science at the University of Wisconsin, Madison.
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Fascinating exploration of how classic science was transformed in Islamic cultures before returning to Europe. Read full review
The Background Ancient Theories of Vision
AlKindis Critique of Euclids Theory of Vision
Galenists and Aristotelians in Islam
Alhazen and the New Intromission Theory of Vision
The Origins of Optics in the West
The Optical Synthesis of the Thirteenth Century
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