Berkeley, G. (1709) ‘An Essay Towards a New Theory of Vision’, in The Works of George Berkeley, Bishop of Cloyne, vol. 1, ed. A.A.
Luce and T.E.
Jessop, Edinburgh: Thomas Nelson, 9 vols, 1948–57.
Biederman, I. (1990) ‘Higher-Level Vision’, in D.N.
(eds) Visual Cognition and Action: An Invitation to Cognitive Science, vol. 2, Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.
(An example of the ‘decomposition’ approach to object recognition.)
Descartes, R. (1637) ‘Optics’, in The Philosophical Writings of Descartes, trans. J.
Stoothoff and D.
Murdoch, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1985, vol. 1, 152–75.
(Discourses 5 and 6 are particularly relevant.)
Descartes, R. (1641) ‘Author’s Replies to the Sixth Set of Objections’, in The Philosophical Writings of Descartes, trans. J.
Stoothoff and D.
Murdoch, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1984, vol. 2, esp. §9: 294–6.
(Referred to in §1 – Descartes’ ‘intellectualist’ theory of vision.)
Fodor, J.A. and Pylyshyn, Z. (1981) ‘How Direct is Visual Perception?: Some Reflections on Gibson’s "Ecological Approach"’, Cognition 9: 139–96.
(A critical discussion of Gibson’s direct theory of perception. Includes detailed argument but no technicality.)
Gibson, J. (1979) The Ecological Approach to Visual Perception, Boston, MA: Houghton Mifflin.
(The most developed statement of Gibson’s theory of perception.)
Helmholtz, H. von (1950) Treatise on Physiological Optics, ed. J.
Southall, New York: Dover, 3 vols.
(Influential nineteenth-century account of perceptual processing as a species of inference.)
Hinton, G.E. (1992) ‘How Neural Networks Learn from Experience’, Scientific American 267 (3): 144.
(Includes a discussion of connectionist models of shape recognition.)
Horn, B. (1986) Robot Vision, Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.
(A detailed account of work in computer vision, with exercises. Very technical.)
Marr, D. (1982) Vision, New York: Freeman Press.
(Somewhat technical, but includes a clear account of the rationale behind the computational approach to vision.)
Rock, I. (1983) The Logic of Perception, Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.
(Account of perceptual processing as a form of hypothesis formation and testing.)
Schwartz, R. (1994) Vision: Variations on Some Berkelian Themes, Oxford: Blackwell.
(A useful discussion of historical work on the problems of vision. Also includes a chapter on Gibson’s theory.)
Ullman, S. (1979) The Interpretation of Visual Motion, Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.
(A detailed analysis of the computations involved in visual motion perception.)