Classical Philosophies on Blindness and Cross-Modal Transfer, 1688-2003

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Abstract

This chapter surveys classical philosophies on blindness and cross-modal transfer, and how these philosophies’ methods have affected our understanding of visual impairment. The study is designed to help the reader understand why we think sense data from low or no vision can only be enhanced or substituted through touch. The survey’s discussion is necessary for those working with people who are visually impaired, to understand the epistemological history of learning theory and visual impairment in their practice.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Routledge Handbook of Visual Impairment
Subtitle of host publicationSocial and Cultural Research
EditorsJohn Ravenscroft
PublisherRoutledge
Chapter15
Edition1
ISBN (Electronic)9781315111353
ISBN (Print)9781138085411
Publication statusPublished - 29 Mar 2019

Keywords

  • blind
  • blindness
  • philosophy
  • cross-modal transfer
  • cross-modal attention
  • cultural
  • history
  • visual impairment

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • History and Philosophy of Science
  • Social Sciences(all)
  • Education

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    Hayhoe, S. (2019). Classical Philosophies on Blindness and Cross-Modal Transfer, 1688-2003. In J. Ravenscroft (Ed.), The Routledge Handbook of Visual Impairment: Social and Cultural Research (1 ed.). Routledge.