Color For Philosophers

Author: C. L. Hardin
Editor: Hackett Publishing
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Awarded the 1986 Johnsonian Prize in Philosophy. This work on colour features a chapter, 'Further Thoughts: 1993', in which the author revisits the dispute between colour objectivists and subjectivists from the perspective of the ecology, genetics, and evolution of colour vision.

Readings On Color The Philosophy Of Color

Author: Alex Byrne
Editor: MIT Press
ISBN: 9780262522304
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Color is an endlessly fascinating subject to philosophers, scientists, andlaypersons, as well an an instructive microcosm of cognitive science. In these two anthologies, AlexByrne and David Hilbert present a survey of the important recent philosophical and scientificwritings on color. The introduction to volume 1 provides a philosophical background and links thephilosophical issues to the empirical work covered in volume 2. The bibliographyin volume 1 is an extensive resource for those doing philosophical work on color. The scientificselections in volume 2 present work in color science that is relevant to philosophical thinkingabout color; the material is comprehensive and sophisticated enough to be useful to the scientificreader. The introduction to volume 2 is an overview of color science; the volume also containssuggestions for further reading.

Color Codes

Author: Charles A. Riley
Editor: UPNE
ISBN: 9780874517422
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A multidisciplinary look at the role of color in contemporary aesthetics.

Women Of Color And Philosophy

Author: Naomi Zack
Editor: Blackwell Publishing
ISBN: 9780631218661
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Philosophy is in its fourth millennium but this collection is the first of its kind. Twelve contemporary women of color who are American academic philosophers consider the methods and subjects of the discipline from perspectives partly informed by their experiences as African American, Asian American, Latina, Mixed Race and Native American. The essays represent the authors' views on a wide range of topics: community, epistemology and social identity, alterity, metaphysics, rationalist ethics, loyalty, intellectual history, and realism. The writing is without jargon and the methods of argument will be familiar to traditional philosophers. The ideas, interpretations and suggestions give voice to changes in the field that many readers will recognize as inevitable and overdue. Themes include critique of tradition, applications of philosophical method to social issues and proposals for change. Specific topics range from moral issues in interracial marriage, to indigenous rights, to the application of cognitive science to metaphysical theories of properties. Despite its breadth, Women of Color and Philosophy examines assumptions and new directions, in depth and with lucid specificity. This collection can be read as a challenge to the field as well as a forum for its smallest minority, as reassurance and encouragement for the independent thinkers from the center to the periphery.

Roads To Reference

Author: Mario Gomez-Torrente
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ISBN: 0198846274
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How is it that words come to stand for the things they stand for? Is the thing that a word stands for - its reference - fully identified or described by conventions known to the users of the word? Or is there a more roundabout relation between the reference of a word and the conventions thatdetermine or fix it? Do words like "water", "three", and "red" refer to appropriate things, just as the word "Aristotle" refers to Aristotle? If so, which things are these, and how do they come to be referred to by those words?In Roads to Reference, Mario Gomez-Torrente provides novel answers to these and other questions that have been of traditional interest in the theory of reference. The book introduces a number of cases of apparent indeterminacy of reference for proper names, demonstratives, and natural kind terms,which suggest that reference-fixing conventions for them adopt the form of lists of merely sufficient conditions for reference and reference failure. He then provides arguments for a new anti-descriptivist picture of those kinds of words, according to which the reference-fixing conventions for themdo not describe their reference. This book also defends realist and objectivist accounts of the reference of ordinary natural kind nouns, numerals, and adjectives for sensible qualities. According to these accounts these words refer, respectively, to "ordinary kinds", cardinality properties, andproperties of membership in intervals of sensible dimensions, and these things are fixed in subtle ways by associated reference-fixing conventions.

Outside Color

Author: M. Chirimuuta
Editor: MIT Press
ISBN: 0262029081
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An integrated study of the history, philosophy, and science of color that offers a novel theory of the metaphysics of color.

Routledge Encyclopedia Of Philosophy Nihilism To Quantum Mechanics

Author: Edward Craig
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ISBN: 9780415187121
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Review: "Depth and breadth of coverage, clarity of presentation, impressive bibliographies, excellent use of cross references, and an extensive index combine to make this an impressive reference work. The contributors have addressed both current and past scholarship on world philosophy and religion and have produced a worthy successor to Macmillan's 1967 Encyclopedia of Philosophy. It will be read and understood by the educated public as well as scholars and will be a fine addition to academic and large public library reference collections."--"Outstanding Reference Sources : the 1999 Selection Sources Committee, RUSA, ALA.

Colour Vision

Author: Evan Thompson
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1134900791
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Colour fascinates all of us, and scientists and philosophers have sought to understand the true nature of colour vision for many years. In recent times, investigations into colour vision have been one of the main success stories of cognitive science, for each discipline within the field - neuroscience, psychology, linguistics, computer science and artificial intelligence, and philosophy - has contributed significantly to our understanding of colour. Evan Thompson's book is a major contribution to this interdisciplinary project. Colour Vision provides an accessible review of the current scientific and philosophical discussions of colour vision. Thompson steers a course between the subjective and objective positions on colour, arguing for a relational account. This account develops a novel `ecological' approach to colour vision in cognitive science and the philosophy of perception. It is vital reading for all cognitive scientists and philosophers whose interests touch upon this central area.

I Think Therefore I Color

Author: Keith Howell
Editor: CreateSpace
ISBN: 9781507850732
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This educational coloring book features striking caricatures of 50 notable philosophers everyone should know. Spanning the ages from 551 BCE to the modern day, these great thinkers and teachers deserve your awareness and your mad coloring skills. For as we all know, learning new stuff is always better when you're having fun doing it!

Representation Of Language

Author: Georges Rey
Editor: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 019885563X
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Georges Rey presents a much-needed philosophical defense of Noam Chomsky's famous view of human language, as an internal, innate computational system. But he also offers a critical examination of problematic developments of this view, to do with innateness, ontology, intentionality, and other issues of interdisciplinary interest.

The Routledge Companion To Philosophy Of Psychology

Author: Sarah Robins
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 0429534825
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The Routledge Companion to Philosophy of Psychology, Second Edition is an invaluable guide and major reference source to the key topics, problems, concepts and debates in philosophy of psychology and is the first companion of its kind. A team of renowned international contributors provide forty-eight chapters organised into six clear parts: Historical Background to Philosophy of Psychology Psychological Explanation Cognition and Representation The Biological Basis of Psychology Perceptual Experience Personhood. The Companion covers key topics such as the origins of experimental psychology; folk psychology; behaviorism and functionalism; philosophy, psychology and neuroscience; the language of thought, modularity, nativism and representational theories of mind; consciousness and the senses; dreams, emotion and temporality; personal identity; and the philosophy of psychopathology. For the second edition six new chapters have been added to address the following important topics: belief and representation in nonhuman animals; prediction error minimzation; contemporary neuroscience; plant neurobiology; epistemic judgment; and group cognition. Essential reading for all students of philosophy of mind, science and psychology, The Routledge Companion to Philosophy of Psychology will also be of interest to anyone studying psychology and its related disciplines.

American Philosophical Quarterly

Author: Nicholas Rescher
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Readings On Color The Science Of Color

Author: Alex Byrne
Editor: MIT Press
ISBN: 9780262522311
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Color is an endlessly fascinating subject to philosophers, scientists, and laypersons, as well an an instructive microcosm of cognitive science. In these two anthologies, Alex Byrne and David Hilbert present a survey of the important recent philosophical and scientific writings on color. The introduction to volume 1 provides a philosophical background and links the philosophical issues to the empirical work covered in volume 2. The bibliography in volume 1 is an extensive resource for those doing philosophical work on color. The scientific selections in volume 2 present work in color science that is relevant to philosophical thinking about color; the material is comprehensive and sophisticated enough to be useful to the scientific reader. The introduction to volume 2 is an overview of color science; the volume also contains suggestions for further reading.

History Of Philosophy Quarterly

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Colours

Author: Barry Maund
Editor: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521472739
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This book defends the radical thesis that no physical object has any of the colours we experience it as having.

Philosophical Topics

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Vols. for 1981- include the proceedings of the Southwestern Philosophical Society.

The Tasks Of Philosophy Selected Essays

Author: Alasdair C. MacIntyre
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Qu Bec Studies In The Philosophy Of Science

Author: Mathieu Marion
Editor: Springer
ISBN: 9780792335603
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By North-American standards, philosophy is not new in Quebec: the first men tion of philosophy lectures given by a Jesuit in the College de Quebec (founded 1635) dates from 1665, and the oldest logic manuscript dates from 1679. In English-speaking universities such as McGill (founded 1829), philosophy began to be taught later, during the second half of the 19th century. The major influence on English-speaking philosophers was, at least initially, that of Scottish Empiricism. On the other hand, the strong influence of the Catholic Church on French-Canadian society meant that the staff of the facultes of the French-speaking universities consisted, until recently, almost entirely of Thomist philosophers. There was accordingly little or no work in modern Formal Logic and Philosophy of Science and precious few contacts between the philosophical communities. In the late forties, Hugues Leblanc was a young student wanting to learn Formal Logic. He could not find anyone in Quebec to teach him and he went to study at Harvard University under the supervision of W. V. Quine. His best friend Maurice L' Abbe had left, a year earlier, for Princeton to study with Alonzo Church. After receiving his Ph. D from Harvard in 1948, Leblanc started his profes sional career at Bryn Mawr College, where he stayed until 1967. He then went to Temple University, where he taught until his retirement in 1992, serving as Chair of the Department of Philosophy from 1973 until 1979.

Canadian Philosophical Reviews

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Contemporary Debates In Philosophy Of Mind

Author: Brian P. McLaughlin
Editor: Wiley-Blackwell
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"Showcasing leading contributors to the field, debating major questions in philosophy of mind, this book contains essays that present substantially opposed perspectives on topics including narrow content, externalism and privileged access, normativity, mental causation, consciousness, qualia and emergentism"--Résumé de l'éditeur.