Readings on Color
Vol. 1eBook - 1997
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.
A two-volume set surveying important recent philosophical and scientific writings on color. Volume I contains philosophical papers and links the philosophical issues covered to the empirical work in volume II. Subjects include color concepts and experience, color and the anthropocentric problem, explaining objective color in terms of subjective reactions, and reinverting the spectrum. Volume II offers an overview of color science and presents work in color science that is relevant to philosophical thinking about color, with sections on physics, color measurement, physiology and psychophysics, color constancy, color defects and genetics, central defects of color vision, comparative color vision and evolution, and color concepts and names. Volume II includes a glossary. $30.00 for each volume. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.