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The Quest for Reality: Subjectivism and the Metaphysics of Colour

Barry Stroud

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195151886
eISBN:
9780199867189
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195151887.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Explores the metaphysical question of the relation between reality and human perceptions, thoughts and beliefs with reference to colours. Posits an absolute independent reality of which knowledge is ... More


The Idea of Physical Reality

Barry Stroud

in The Quest for Reality: Subjectivism and the Metaphysics of Colour

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195151886
eISBN:
9780199867189
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195151887.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Argues that an absolute conception of reality, starting from a minimal, absolute framework, is needed in order to investigate whether colour belongs to it or is due to human subjectivity. Examines ... More


Unmasking Explanation and the ‘Unreality’ Of Colour

Barry Stroud

in The Quest for Reality: Subjectivism and the Metaphysics of Colour

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195151886
eISBN:
9780199867189
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195151887.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Argues against the idea that reality is purely physical and can be totally captured by scientific explanation, thus excluding colour from reality. Counters exclusive physicalism by arguing that ... More


Perception, Predication, and Belief

Barry Stroud

in The Quest for Reality: Subjectivism and the Metaphysics of Colour

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195151886
eISBN:
9780199867189
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195151887.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Examines psychological facts such as colour, focusing on thoughts, beliefs and perceptions, while analysing how they relate to physical facts. Perceptions of colour need to be acknowledged separately ... More


Perceptions of Colour and the Colours of Things

Barry Stroud

in The Quest for Reality: Subjectivism and the Metaphysics of Colour

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195151886
eISBN:
9780199867189
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195151887.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Examines and argues against the possibility of an indirect connection between objects of perception and thoughts on the colour of these objects, either through sensations or through perceptions of ... More


Perception, Judgement, and Error

Barry Stroud

in The Quest for Reality: Subjectivism and the Metaphysics of Colour

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195151886
eISBN:
9780199867189
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195151887.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Argues against the existence of a direct connection between objects of perception and objects of thought as a way of understanding the fact that colours do not belong to an independent world outside ... More


Discomforts and Distortions of Metaphysical Theory

Barry Stroud

in The Quest for Reality: Subjectivism and the Metaphysics of Colour

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195151886
eISBN:
9780199867189
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195151887.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Discusses the failure of the metaphysical unmasking project, referring to the difference between knowledge of and perception of colour. Argues that the relativity of perception of colour is not ... More


Engagement, Invulnerability, and Dissatisfaction

Barry Stroud

in The Quest for Reality: Subjectivism and the Metaphysics of Colour

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195151886
eISBN:
9780199867189
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195151887.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Argues that the goals of the investigation into the relation between colours and independent reality lead to dissatisfaction. This arises because the metaphysical question cannot be fully answered. ... More


Some Properties of the Physiological Colour System

C. Von Campenhausen and J. Schramme

in Normal and Defective Colour Vision

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780198525301
eISBN:
9780191584947
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198525301.003.0030
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience

The Physiological Colour System (PCS) is an approach towards a uniform colour system. The PCS is based on cone excitations as calculated by the Naka–Rushton relation. This chapter shows that the PCS ... More


Preliminary Norms for the Cambridge Colour Test

D. F. Ventura, L. C. L. Silveira, A. R. Rodrigues, J. M. De Souza, M. Gualtieri, D. Bonci, and M. F. Costa

in Normal and Defective Colour Vision

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780198525301
eISBN:
9780191584947
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198525301.003.0034
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience

The Cambridge Colour Test (CCT) was developed to measure hue discrimination in a spatial and luminance noise situation. However, normative data for the CCT are not available since both the original ... More


Evaluation of “Colour Vision Testing Made Easy”

Stephen J. Dain

in Normal and Defective Colour Vision

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780198525301
eISBN:
9780191584947
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198525301.003.0035
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience

The ‘Colour Vision Testing Made Easy’ (CVTME) is a colour vision test specifically designed for children and based on the pseudo-isochromatic (PIC) principle. This chapter shows that the colorimetric ... More


Early Vision Loss in Diabetic Patients Assessed by the Cambridge Colour Test

D. F. Ventura, M. F. Costa, M. Gualtieri, M. Nishi, M. Bernick, D. Bonci, and J. M. De Souza

in Normal and Defective Colour Vision

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780198525301
eISBN:
9780191584947
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198525301.003.0042
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience

This chapter describes the use of the Cambridge Colour Test (CCT) to measure colour vision in diabetic patients with clinically normal fundi and in age-matched controls. The results were compared ... More


Visions of Possibilities: Religion and/as “Hospitality” in Lloyd Fernando's Novels

Andrew Hock Soon Ng

in Intimating the Sacred: Religion in English Language Malaysian Fiction

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9789888083213
eISBN:
9789882209831
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888083213.003.0002
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

Drawing on Weber's concept of charisma, and reading it against Derrida and Levinas's notion of hospitality, this chapter delineates the (im)possibility of such a grand vision of unity and peace in a ... More


The firefly squid, Watasenia scintillans, has three visual pigments

Masatsugu Seidou, Kinya Narita, Masanao Michinomae, and Yuji Kito

in Cephalopod Neurobiology: Neuroscience Studies in Squid, Octopus and Cuttlefish

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198547907
eISBN:
9780191724299
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198547907.003.0336
Subject:
Neuroscience, Invertebrate Neurobiology

This chapter describes the three visual pigments and their distribution in the retina of Watasenia scintillans. These have absorbance maxima at 471 nm, 484 nm, and 501 nm. The 484 nm pigment is based ... More


‘Have ye nat seyn somtyme a pale face?’

Stephanie Downes

in Contemporary Chaucer across the centuries

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781526129154
eISBN:
9781526141996
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526129154.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

The face is a vital site of embodied emotional display. By examining descriptions of facial pallor in a range of Chaucer’s works, Downes explores the poet’s representation of the face as an affective ... More


Changing Partners: Complex Substitution

Peter Atkins

in Reactions: The private life of atoms

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780199695126
eISBN:
9780191918445
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199695126.003.0014
Subject:
Chemistry, Physical Chemistry

I shall now describe a special case of the Lewis acid–base reactions I introduced in Reaction 9. I showed there that a Lewis acid is a species that can accept a lone pair from another incoming ... More


Journey's End: Towards an Anthropology of the Way

Annmarie Hughes

in Islam, Christianity and the Mystic Journey: A Comparative Exploration

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748640829
eISBN:
9780748653263
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748640829.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

This chapter draws together the semiotic thread of the previous discussions by highlighting three realms of signification which have been of particular importance to the mystical authors discussed in ... More


Christmas with Wawa: a video experiment with Yolngu aesthetics

Jennifer Deger

in Beyond text?: Critical practices and sensory anthropology

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780719085055
eISBN:
9781526109958
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719085055.003.0017
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

Christmas with Wawa is an experimental film made to explore the potential of video to produce both meaningful forms of social engagement with the Yolngu people of Australia’s Arnhem land and as ... More


Conclusion: ‘On the very brink of utterance’: Aldous Huxley, Mark Gertler and Transfigured Things

Claudia Tobin

in Modernism and Still Life: Artists, Writers, Dancers

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781474455138
eISBN:
9781474481212
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474455138.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

Conclusion: ‘On the very brink of utterance’: Aldous Huxley, Mark Gertler, and Transfigured Things Modernism and Still Life concludes by examining the writings of Aldous Huxley in his analysis of ... More


Robinson Jeffers, the Art Worker and the ‘Carmel Idea’

Geneva M. Gano

in The Little Art Colony and US Modernism: Carmel, Provincetown, Taos

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781474439756
eISBN:
9781474490955
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474439756.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

Poet Robinson Jeffers’ conflicted relationship with Carmel’s tourist economy and his own role, as its widely-recognized poet laureate, within it provides the focus of the second chapter in this ... More


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