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Theories of Vision from Al-Kindi to Kepler

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Preface 1: The Background: Ancient Theories of Vision 2: Al Kindi's Critique of Euclid's Theory of Vision 3: Galenists and Aristotelians in Islam 4: Alhazen and the New Intromission Theory of Vision 5: The Origins of Optics in the West 6: The Optical Synthesis of the Thirteenth Century 7: Visual Theory in the Later Middle Ages 8: Artists and Anatomists of the Renaissance 9: Johannes Kepler and the Theory of the Retinal Image Appendix: The Translation of Optical Works from Greek and Arabic into Latin Notes Selected Bibliography Index

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David C. Lindberg is Hilldale Professor of History of Science at the University of Wisconsin and past-president of the History of Science Society. His other books include The Beginnings of Western Science, published by the University of Chicago Press.

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