Color Ontology and Color Science Jonathan Cohen

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Published: May 21st 2010

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Color Ontology and Color Science  by  Jonathan Cohen

Color Ontology and Color Science by Jonathan Cohen
May 21st 2010 | Kindle Edition | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, AUDIO, mp3, RTF | 448 pages | ISBN: | 4.53 Mb

Philosophers and scientists have long speculated about the nature of color. Atomistssuch as Democritus thought color to be conventional, not real- Galileo and other key figures ofthe Scientific Revolution thought that it was an erroneous projectionMorePhilosophers and scientists have long speculated about the nature of color. Atomistssuch as Democritus thought color to be conventional, not real- Galileo and other key figures ofthe Scientific Revolution thought that it was an erroneous projection of our own sensations ontoexternal objects.

More recently, philosophers have enriched the debate about color by aligning themost advanced color science with the most sophisticated methods of analytical philosophy. In thisvolume, leading scientists and philosophers examine new problems with new analytic tools,considering such topics as the psychophysical measurement of color and its implications, the natureof color experience in both normal color-perceivers and the color blind, and questions that arisefrom what we now know about the neural processing of color information, color consciousness, andcolor language.

Taken together, these papers point toward a complete restructuring of currentorthodoxy concerning color experience and how it relates to objective reality. Kuehni, Jameson,Mausfeld, and Niederee discuss how the traditional framework of a three-dimensional color space andbasic color terms is far too simple to capture the complexities of color experience. Clark andMacLeod discuss the difficulties of a materialist account of color experience.

Churchland, Cohen,Matthen, and Westphal offer competing accounts of color ontology. Finally, Broackes and Byrne andHilbert discuss the phenomenology of color blindness.Contributors: JustinBroackes, Alex Byrne, Paul M. Churchland, Austen Clark, Jonathan Cohen, David R. Hilbert, KimberlyA. Jameson, Rolf Kuehni, Don I.A. MacLeod, Mohan Matthen, Rainer Mausfeld, Richard Niederée,Jonathan WestphalThe hardcover edition does not include a dust jacket.



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