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This result also solves La Gournerie's paradox (1859), described in Pirenne (1975): linear perspective is mathematically correct for just one fixed point of view, but almost any position in front of a painting will not disturb our perception. As Cutting points out, an explanation of the apparent paradox is that when the cross ratio of points projected onto a plane surface is preserved, it will be preserved from any viewer position. Further pursuit of this kind of projective analysis should throw further light on the Euclidean or non-Euclidean nature of visual space.
Having begun the story of what 1 am or was to be, 1 may as well finish. Philosopher was out. What about my academic title? "Professor of Government," 1 said, having shifted my chief disciplinary allegiance to political science some time ago. If there were a label worse than philosopher, 1 had found it. What was needed was a designation near enough the tru th yet not misleading to Soviet eyes. Could they call me Professor of Economics? "But 1 am not one," 1 said. They then mentioned a prominent American economist, a mutual friend, whose title is Professor of Economics and Social Science.
5. This very strong effect is highly surprising, for it has not been reported in Luneburg-type experiments, even with illumination. The surprise remains even when account is taken of the very different stimulus conditions of Wagner's experiments, although in an earlier study under somewhat similar conditions of full illumination Battro, Netto and Rozestraten (1976) also got results strongly at variance with the Luneburg predictions. = = The notable omission, from a variety of viewpoints, is experimental study of projective geometry, for the essence of vision is the projection of objects in three-dimensional space onto the retina.
Acting and Reflecting: The Interdisciplinary Turn in Philosophy by Patrick Suppes (auth.), Wilfried Sieg (eds.)