Koerner, Joseph Leo. The Reformation of the Image. Chicago and London: University of Chicago Press, 2004.
Levin, David Michael, ed. Modernity and the Hegemony of Vision. Berkeley; Los Angeles; London: University of California Press, 1993.
Levin, David Michael. The Philosopher's Gaze: Modernity in the Shadows of Enlightenment. Berkeley; Los Angeles; London: University of California Press, 1999.
Lonergan, Bernard. Insight: A Study of Human Understanding, 5th ed., edited by Frederick E. Crowe and Robert M. Doran. Volume 3 of Collected Works of Bernard Lonergan. Toronto; Buffalo; London: University of Toronto Press, 1992. A classic. Lonergan mocks the tendency to equate knowing with "taking a good look." In Ramus, Method, and the Decay of Dialogue and elsewhere, Walter J. Ong refers to this tendency as visualism and hypervisualism.