Nie, Giselle de; Karl F. Morrison and Marco Mostert, eds. Seeing the Invisible in Late Antiquity and the Early Middle Ages. Turnhout, Belgium: Brepols, 2005.
Nightingale, Andrea Wilson. Spectacles of Truth in Classical Greek Philosophy: Theoria in Its Cultural Context. Cambridge, England: CambridgeUniversity Press, 2004.
Ong, Walter J. Ramus, Method, and the Decay of Dialogue: From the Art of Discourse to the Art of Reason. Cambridge, Massachusetts: HarvardUniversity Press, 1958. A classic study of print culture. Reprinted with a new foreword by Adrian Johns by the University of Chicago Press in 2004. On page 338, in note 54, Ong credits the French philosopher Louis Lavelle (1883-1951) with "a discerning and profound treatment of the visual-oral opposition on which the present discussion [in Ong's book] turns," and Ong refers especially to Lavelle's La parole et l'ecriture (Paris, 1942). In his book Ong refers to the corpuscular sense of life with various terms: corpuscular view of reality, corpuscular epistemology, corpuscular psychology (pages 65-66, 72, 146, 171, 203, 210). For all practical purposes the corpuscular sense of life that Ong refers to is involved in what Bernard Lonergan mocks in Insight: A Study of Human Understanding as the tendency to equate knowing with "taking a good look." Ong also refers to the visualist loading of this tendency as visualism and hypervisualism.
Ong, Walter J. The Barbarian Within: And Other Fugitive Essays. New York: Macmillan, 1962. See the index for "visualism."