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RE: Molyneux' Cube

From: Norman G. DeLisle, Jr. <ndelisle@email.msn.com>
Date: Wed, 23 Jun 1999 11:39:52 -0400
To: "jonathan chetwynd" <jay@peepo.com>, <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Message-ID: <000001bebd8e$a4f6dc80$cc45fed0@ndelisle>
A person who was blind from birth and had no experience of seeing cubes and
spheres would not recognize the difference without touching, during the
early part of newly seeing. Part of the problem is learning to pay attention
to edges as compared to other things in the environment.  Part of the
problem is the synthetic aspects of visual processing (synthesizing an
"object" from the individual sequential eye movements that actually
constitute seeing).

The person would already know how to do both of these with the sense of
touch.


> -----Original Message-----
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> Sent: Wednesday, June 23, 1999 8:48 AM
> To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
> Subject: Molyneux' Cube
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>
> Locke was pleased to thank his new friend for identifying the issue as to
> whether: a blind man cured would recognise a cube and sphere from sight
> alone.
>
> Does anyone know of a later idea that disputes this?
>
> It is pythagorean in its failure to be testable, but do you know
> of a better
> test that differentiates the intellect from the senses?
>
> Text according to Jonathan Ree is mostly temporal due to its intellectual
> qualities, whereas the senses are spatial. If I understand him awry.
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Received on Wednesday, 23 June 1999 11:40:40 GMT

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