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Color Vision

in Scientific Perspectivism

Published by University of Chicago Press

Published in print November 2006 | ISBN: 9780226292120
Published online March 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780226292144 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7208/chicago/9780226292144.003.0002
Color Vision

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Color vision provides the best exemplar for the kind of perspectivism that characterizes modern science. The phenomenon of color vision has been a staple of empiricist philosophers since Locke, and has also recently become a topic of considerable interest among contemporary analytic philosophers. This chapter discusses basic color science, color subjectivism, color objectivism, comparative color vision, color perspectivism, and the philosophy of color.

Keywords: color science; color subjectivism; color objectivism; color perspectivism; philosophy of color

Chapter.  9663 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Philosophy of Science

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