The visual demonstrations of Professor Adelbert Ames support the transactional theory of perception. This theory asserts that the very contents of our sense experiences are shaped by our past experiences, as well as our expectations of future experiences. This theory, in turn, supports a critical realism about the relationship between perception and reality.
"Objectivity and the Transactional Theory of Perception,"
Philosophic Exchange: Vol. 3
, Article 7.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.brockport.edu/phil_ex/vol3/iss1/7
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