Aspects and abstracta

  • Philosophers of perception and psychologists first studied 'multistable' or 'reversible' figures, 'Kippbilder', in the nineteenth century. The earliest description of the phenomenon of a 'sudden and involuntary change in the apparent position' of a represented object occurred in a letter written by Louis Albert Necker in Geneva to Sir David Brewster on 24 May 1832 and published six months later in the "Philosophical Magazine". The picture in question would become known as the Necker cube.

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Author:B. Madison Mount
Parent Title (English):Multistable figures : on the critical potential of ir/reversible aspect-seeing ; Cultural inquiry ; Vol. 8
Publisher:Turia + Kant
Place of publication:Wien
Document Type:Part of a Book
Year of Completion:2020
Year of first Publication:2014
Publishing Institution:Universit├Ątsbibliothek Johann Christian Senckenberg
Release Date:2020/03/09
Tag:Abstract algebra; Aspect-relative cognition; Homonyms; Mathematical analysis; Multistability; Multistable figures
GND Keyword:Wittgenstein, Ludwig; Philosophische Untersuchungen; Inversionsfigur; Wahrnehmungswechsel; Mathematik
Page Number:26
First Page:41
Last Page:66
Dewey Decimal Classification:8 Literatur / 80 Literatur, Rhetorik, Literaturwissenschaft / 800 Literatur und Rhetorik
Sammlungen:CompaRe | Allgemeine und Vergleichende Literaturwissenschaft
CompaRe | Allgemeine und Vergleichende Literaturwissenschaft / ICI Berlin
Licence (German):License LogoCreative Commons - Namensnennung-Weitergabe unter gleichen Bedingungen