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9780716745112 / 0716745119

Mirrors in Mind

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Publisher:Oxford Univ Pr (Sd), 1996

Edition:Hardcover

Language:English

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About the book:

Mirrors fascinate us - they can reveal and they can delude; and they reflect nature for both science and art. The precious and magic objects of history still set us curious puzzles, such as the left-right reversed mirror writing, which has confused philosophers and scientists - and most people - through the ages. In this highly unusual and deeply fascinating book, Richard Gregory provides us with a rich and varied feast from the world of mirrors: mirrors in science, in art, and in history. Thousands of years of questioning and experimenting with mirrors have led to an ever more surprising understanding of light, of matter, and of mind. Who could have guessed that mirrors are like radio aerials and like tuning forks; and yet through the strangeness of light they are not quite like anything else at all. It is high time, believes Richard Gregory, to look, and to reflect, with mirrors in mind. Mirrors in Mind is beautifully illustrated with diagrams, black-and-white photographs, and colour reproductions of paintings. This book is intended for this book will be of interest to anyone, from general readers to academics, with an interest in vision, perception and philosophy.

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