@misc{cogprints7619, title = {Does Visual Spatial Awareness Require the Visual Awareness of Space?}, author = {Dr. John Schwenkler}, year = {2011}, journal = {Mind and Language}, keywords = {spatial representation, visual perception, Balint's syndrome, phenomenology}, url = {http://cogprints.org/7619/}, abstract = {Many philosophers have held that it is not possible to experience a spatial object, property, or relation except against the background of an intact awareness of a space that is somehow ?absolute?. This paper challenges that claim, by analyzing in detail the case of a brain-damaged subject whose visual experiences seem to have violated this condition: spatial objects and properties were present in his visual experience, but space itself was not. I go on to suggest that phenomenological argumentation can give us a kind of evidence about the nature of the mind even if this evidence is not absolutely incorrigible.} }