Wittgenstein's Duck- Rabbit, in Philosophical Investigations (Cambridge, MA:
Blackwell Publishers, 1958). obsession with the Duck-Rabbit, arguably one of the
most famous multistable metapictures in modern psychology, is traceable to this ...
Author: W. J. T. Mitchell
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Wittgensteins duck-rabbit is like a white performer in blackface: Is he white, is he
black? Is he yaller? Is it a duck, is it a rabbit? Is it a duckrab? Something is queer
about this duck-rabbit, depend upon it. Although it is like the blackface performer
Author: W. T. Lhamon
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Category: Performing Arts
(RC, I 87) A. Imagination When I look at the duck-rabbit against a background of
ducks, I see it only as a duck. It likely will not even enter my mind that it could be
seen as something else. The context of ducks hides its rabbit aspect and
Author: John Verdi
Publisher: Paul Dry Books
Certain gestures, for instance, which indicate the three-dimensional relations:
fine shades of behaviour.19 I think what he has to say of it applies as well to the
Duck-Rabbit. To paraphrase the passage, what tells us that someone is seeing
Author: P. Kivy
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Now we may formulate some particular questions about the duck-rabbit. What
features of the sensation produced by looking at the picture of the duck-rabbit are
involved in seeing the picture as a duck, and just how are they so involved?
Author: Stuart Shanker
Or, while aspect perception is not beyond description or justification, a person
seeing a duck in the duck/rabbit cannot draw on unambiguous information to
describe or justify what she sees. This raises the question as to whether seeing-
as still ...
Author: Chantal Bax
Publisher: A&C Black
If we are then shown a drawing of a duck, we say 'duck', of a rabbit, 'rabbit', and of
a cow, 'cow'. Shown a duckrabbit, we will say either 'duck', 'rabbit', or 'now it's a
duck, now it's a rabbit'. But we will not say 'cow'. The image of the duck and the ...
Author: Jonathan Bate
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
Category: Literary Criticism
D. Stephen Long An empty bottle of “Duck Rabbit Beer” sits on my office desk,
given to me by a doctoral student. The bottle's logo is Jastrow's duck-rabbit,
which looked at in one perspective is a duck and in another a rabbit.1 From the
Author: Pro Ecclesia
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
Thus, a birdwatcher and a rabbit-keeper are likely to see the duck-rabbit figure in
different ways; yet this difference does not imply that one way is better or a higher
form of perceptual organization. It does, however, call attention to the fact that ...
Author: James P. Sterba
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Clarion ; deer , bear , partridge and duck - - plentiful . Crystal Falls ; deer , bear ,
wolf , fox , partridge , rabbit - abundant . MINN . - Brainerd ; deer , bear , pheasant
, water fowl - abundant . Dower Lake ; Deer , partridge , chicken , duck , rabbit ...
Category: Sporting goods
C . ) - Belle river 6 m . , St . Clair flats 26 m . ; first best for partridge and rabbit ,
latter for duck , which are plentiful ; some owners object to shooting ; this is a
favorite point for Detroit sportsmen , and the duck shooting is said to be of the
very best ...
Author: William Charles Harris
The innovative wordplay tape contains four versions of the story read by Rob Golding, who plays Max in the television series: a read-along version, a sound effects version, a guess-the-missing-word version and a make-the-animal-noises ...
Category: Children's stories
( p.89 ) : The sketch of the duck - rabbit was originally employed by the American
psychologist J. Jastrow ( 1863–1944 ) in his book Fact and Fable in Psychology ,
published in 1900 , but the Austrian philosopher Ludwig Wittgenstein ...
Author: Frank den Oudsten
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
Category: Social Science
The very reason that we can say “Now I see it as duck” or “Now I see it as rabbit”
is because we are so trained that we are able to relate our aspects to many
different actual things such as duck or rabbit. In other words, we can play the ...
Author: B.-C. Park
The Case of the Duck / Rabbit Abstract: In Remarks on the philosophy of
psychology Wittgenstein uses ambiguous illusions to investigate the problematic
relation of perception and interpretation. I use this problem as a starting point for
Author: Piotr Stalmaszczyk
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
It is possible, for example, that when construing the duckrabbit as a duck, viewers
faintly imagine a duck's body and other features. Research has shown that
blackandwhite images of familiar objects are misperceived as being faintly
colored in ...
Author: Jesse J. Prinz
Publisher: Oxford University Press
to visualise the duck and the rabbit simultaneously in our memories , we have no
difficulty in talking about the rabbit and the duck as being but different avatars of
the same entity ; and it may well be the case that we are led to our knowledge of ...
Author: Johann Köberl
Publisher: University Press of Amer
Category: Literary Criticism