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By Jonathan Cohen,Mohan Matthen

Philosophers and scientists have lengthy speculated in regards to the nature of colour. Atomists akin to Democritus concept colour to be "conventional," no longer genuine; Galileo and different key figures of the medical Revolution proposal that it was once an faulty projection of our personal sensations onto exterior items. extra lately, philosophers have enriched the controversy approximately colour by means of aligning the main complex colour technological know-how with the main refined tools of analytical philosophy. during this quantity, top scientists and philosophers research new issues of new analytic instruments, contemplating such subject matters because the psychophysical dimension of colour and its implications, the character of colour adventure in either basic color-perceivers and the colour blind, and questions that come up from what we now learn about the neural processing of colour details, colour recognition, and colour language. Taken jointly, those papers aspect towards an entire restructuring of present orthodoxy touching on colour adventure and the way it pertains to aim fact. Kuehni, Jameson, Mausfeld, and Niederee speak about how the normal framework of a third-dimensional colour house and uncomplicated colour phrases is way too basic to catch the complexities of colour adventure. Clark and MacLeod talk about the problems of a materialist account of colour event. Churchland, Cohen, Matthen, and Westphal supply competing debts of colour ontology. eventually, Broackes and Byrne and Hilbert speak about the phenomenology of colour blindness.Contributors: Justin Broackes, Alex Byrne, Paul M. Churchland, Austen Clark, Jonathan Cohen, David R. Hilbert, Kimberly A. Jameson, Rolf Kuehni, Don I.A. MacLeod, Mohan Matthen, Rainer Mausfeld, Richard Niederée, Jonathan Westphal

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