Reframing the Relations of Media, Knowledge, and Innovation in Society
Edited By Hubert Knoblauch, Mark D. Jacobs and René Tuma
The Visual, the Optical and the Scopic as Modalities of Mediatization
JOOST VAN LOON
Mediation as Prehension
Seeing has been the pivotal form of human sense-perception with which the western metaphysical tradition has shaped its understanding of experience from Plato onwards. What is less clear, is whether the metaphysical tradition has understood perception as purely visual. For example, would seeing a text be classified as perception in the same way as seeing a table that supports the text?