Title

To craft a path to healing: An introduction to the end of bionic vision restoration

RIS ID

104766

Publication Details

Cleary, T. (2015). To craft a path to healing: An introduction to the end of bionic vision restoration. Australasian Society for Continental Philosophy Annual Conference 2015

Abstract

This presentation will explore and describe the philosophical implications of Bionic Vision Restoration research: the restoration of sight with the aid of neurobionic devices can begin to test philosophical distinctions of mind, body and world. The challenge of finding an adequate approach is encountered when the conceptual and neurobiological horizons of vision restoration are contemplated; where it is difficult to avoid thinking that implies that consciousness is nowhere or potentially everywhere. Well aware of the challenge of finding an adequate approach, this presentation seeks to help craft a path to healing. It will aim for this goal by beginning with a contemplation of the embodiment of perception in the context of the prospect of vision restoration. Here in the flesh of perception phenomenology is demonstrably inescapable.

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