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Re: Seeing Things
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 13.1148  Friday, 26 April 2002

From:           Clifford Stetner <
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Date:           Thursday, 25 Apr 2002 13:00:12 -0400
Subject: 13.1120 Re: Seeing Things
Comment:        Re: SHK 13.1120 Re: Seeing Things

Given the obsession of the Renaissance in general with the anatomization
of visual phenomena from Da Vinci's tome On Painting to Newton's Optics
I would guess that it was becoming more difficult for the visually
impaired to harbor delusions of perspicacity.

Clifford

>But the point is that I don't think I would know it was blurry: I might
>trust the ocular proof rather than assuming that I had a vision
>problem.  What would be interesting to know is not only to what extent
>people suffered from eye defects, but to what extent they KNEW that >they did, and what ways they had of describing them.

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