A percepção da extensão. Exame das teses de Berkeley

  • Pedro M. S. Alves Universidade de Lisboa


ln this paper I discuss Berkeley's theories about vision, perception of distance, and the foundations of Geometry. I start with Locke's answer to Molineaux's problem and the criticisms Berkeley addressed to it. I explain the fundamentais of Berkeley's theory about our cognitive shaping of the visual field and the type of connections that visual data establishes with data from the haptic field. I show how interesting are Berkeley's conceptions for a phenomenology of perception, and, eventually, I carried some phenomenological evidence against Berkeley's too much strict location of the idea of distance in the haptic field alone.

How to Cite
ALVES, Pedro M. S.. A percepção da extensão. Exame das teses de Berkeley. Phainomenon, [S.l.], n. 18-19, p. 71-90, oct. 2009. ISSN 2183-0142. Available at: <http://phainomenon-journal.pt/index.php/phainomenon/article/view/187>. Date accessed: 22 may 2018.