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Absorption

Sönke Johnsen

in The Optics of Life: A Biologist's Guide to Light in Nature

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691139906
eISBN:
9781400840663
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691139906.003.0004
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

This chapter focuses on absorption. Absorption has been called the “death of photons.” While the energy of a photon is never truly lost, most people find the conversion of photons into heat and ... More


The autonomy of psychology in the age of neuroscience

Ken Aizawa and Carl Gillett

in Causality in the Sciences

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199574131
eISBN:
9780191728921
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199574131.003.0010
Subject:
Mathematics, Logic / Computer Science / Mathematical Philosophy

The implications of multiple realization for scientific methodology have recently been hotly debated. For example, neuroscientists have discovered distinct realizations for what appears to be a ... More


Science’s Disappearing Observer: Baroque Optics and the Enlightenment of Vision

Ofer Gal and Raz Chen-Morris

in Baroque Science

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226923987
eISBN:
9780226923994
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226923994.003.0002
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter examines the history of the development of baroque optics, the enlightenment of human vision, and the disappearance of the scientific observer. It explains that the naturalization of ... More


Creaturehood and Deification as Anchors for an Ethics of Gene Editing

Michael Burdett

in Human Flourishing in an Age of Gene Editing

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
August 2019
ISBN:
9780190940362
eISBN:
9780190940379
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190940362.003.0013
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter considers what it means to be human in an era of gene editing technologies, using ideas from philosophical and religious scholarship. I call these ideas “visions of the human being.” ... More


How Do Things Look to the Color-Blind?

Alex Byrne and David R. Hilbert

in Color Ontology and Color Science

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262013857
eISBN:
9780262312493
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262013857.003.0012
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter addresses the question as is posed in the title. In other words, the question being asked concerns the colors represented by a dichromat’s experience. Color-vision defects constitute a ... More


Introduction

Kathleen A. Akins

in Perception

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780195084627
eISBN:
9780199847167
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195084627.003.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

The book details several well-argued theories aiming to explain how the full, cohesive vista of human vision and perception is possible. The main query is broken down into several parts. The first ... More


Blake: Removing the Curse by Printing for the Blind

Edward Larrissy

in The Blind and Blindness in Literature of the Romantic Period

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748632817
eISBN:
9780748651696
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748632817.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

This chapter studies William Blake's characteristic themes, which were developed in close relationship with the imagery of blindness and in the light of its philosophical debates, starting with ... More


Color Spaces and Color Order Systems: A Primer

Rolf G. Kuehni

in Color Ontology and Color Science

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262013857
eISBN:
9780262312493
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262013857.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter discusses the ordering of color percepts, and starts by presenting an overview of the critical issues surrounding the topic and by examining the relationship between stimuli and ... More


More than Three Dimensions: What Continuity Considerations Can Tell Us about Perceived Color

Reinhard Niederée

in Color Ontology and Color Science

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262013857
eISBN:
9780262312493
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262013857.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter presents a fundamental challenge to widely held mainstream assumptions regarding the three-dimensionality of color space in normal human color vision. The Janus-facedness of the concept ... More


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