[[ download Best ]] Outside Color: Perceptual Science and the Puzzle of Color in Philosophy (Mit Press)Autor University of Pittsburgh) Chirimuuta, Mazviita (Assistant Professor – Albawater.co

An integrated study of the history, philosophy, and science of color that offers a novel theory of the metaphysics of colorIs color real or illusory, mind independent or mind dependent Does seeing in color give us a true picture of external reality The metaphysical debate over color has gone on at least since the seventeenth century In this book, M Chirimuuta draws on contemporary perceptual science to address these questions Her account integrates historical philosophical debates, contemporary work in the philosophy of color, and recent findings in neuroscience and vision science to propose a novel theory of the relationship between color and physical reality Chirimuuta offers an overview of philosophy s approach to the problem of color, finds the origins of much of the familiar conception of color in Aristotelian theories of perception, and describes the assumptions that have shaped contemporary philosophy of color She then reviews recent work in perceptual science that challenges philosophers accounts of color experience Finally, she offers a pragmatic alternative whereby perceptual states are understood primarily as action guiding interactions between a perceiver and the environment The fact that perceptual states are shaped in idiosyncratic ways by the needs and interests of the perceiver does not render the states illusory Colors are perceiver dependent properties, and yet our awareness of them does not mislead us about the world Colors force us to reconsider what we mean by accurately presenting external reality, and, as this book demonstrates, thinking about color has important consequences for the philosophy of perception and, generally, for the philosophy of mind


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  1. Jeff Nova Jeff Nova says:

    Chirimuuta s work is that special kind of effort in philosophy that sacrifices no depth or clarity in being written in accessible, clear language This is a landmark text in the philosophy of color, and really in the philosophy of mind as well Color is a common microcosm for the problems of how experience relates to reality, and Chirimuuta s adept approach has staggering and broad implications that extend far beyond questions of color And this is not one of those dusty philosophy texts that doesn t leverage information from scientific inquiry it is deeply informed by knowledge of the visual system, physics, and color science For anyone interested in the nature of color, of mind, and of reality and that should be everyone this book is highly recommended.