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Seeing Surfaces

Roy Sorensen

in Seeing Dark Things: The Philosophy of Shadows

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780195326574
eISBN:
9780199870271
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195326574.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter defends a surprising implication of the causal theory of perception: we see silhouetted objects by virtue of seeing their back surfaces. The primacy of surfaces is reviewed to support ... More


Chiyogami, Cartoon, Silhouette: The Transitions of Ōfuji Noburō

Akiko Sano

in Japanese Animation: East Asian Perspectives

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617038099
eISBN:
9781621039594
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617038099.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

One of the most important artists in the history of Japanese animation is Ōfuji Noburō (1900–1961). Among his notable works are Kujira (The Whale, 1952), which was shown in the short film category at ... More


Silhouettes

Matthew Pratt Guterl

in Seeing Race in Modern America

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9781469610689
eISBN:
9781469612522
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469610689.003.0003
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter talks about a trio of European eugenicists eager to more accurately identify race and to provide the common public with easy-to-use tools. They suggested that the practice of ... More


The Ultimate Conjuncture: What Shadows the Brain-Mind Merger?

Barbara Maria Stafford

in Ribbon of Darkness: Inferencing from the Shadowy Arts and Sciences

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780226630489
eISBN:
9780226630656
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226630656.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This essay examines the physical and metaphysical, literal as well as metaphorical concept-phenomenon of shadow. By analyzing a range of sooty silhouettes and dusky patterns spanning the geometrical ... More


Typology Fever

Georges Vigarello

in The Metamorphoses of Fat: A History of Obesity

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231159760
eISBN:
9780231535304
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231159760.003.0013
Subject:
History, Social History

This chapter considers the social factors that influenced the evaluation of silhouettes at the beginning of the nineteenth century, particularly the changing codes of physical appearance stirred-up ... More


Along Enlightenment’s Cast Shadows

Jill H. Casid

in Scenes of Projection: Recasting the Enlightenment Subject

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816646692
eISBN:
9781452945934
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816646692.003.0005
Subject:
Art, Art History

Chapter Four, “Along Enlightenment’s Cast Shadows,” begins with melancholy and the shadow of the object that falls across the ego. I elaborate how technologies of light projection to create shadow ... More


The Kayahara Silhouette Illusion

Nikolaus F. Troje

in The Oxford Compendium of Visual Illusions

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
June 2017
ISBN:
9780199794607
eISBN:
9780190654795
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199794607.003.0081
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Vision

Since it was first published online by Japanese artist Nobuyuki Kayahara, the spinning silhouette of a young girl (the spinning dancer illusion) has been reposted on countless websites where it ... More


On Silhouettes, Surfaces, and Sorensen

Thomas Raleigh

in Perceptual Ephemera

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
July 2018
ISBN:
9780198722304
eISBN:
9780191789120
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198722304.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

Sorensen (2008) argued that when we see a silhouetted object, the part of the object that we see is its back surface. I argue against this claim and in favour of the thesis that the part of a ... More


Parallel Imports

Alexander Mühlendahl, Dimitris Botis, Spyros Maniatis, and Imogen Wiseman

in Trade Mark Law in Europe

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2021
ISBN:
9780198726050
eISBN:
9780191927508
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198726050.003.0010
Subject:
Law, Intellectual Property, IT, and Media Law

Free movement of goods, one of the ‘four freedoms’ together with free movement of persons, services, and capital covered in the Treaties, is a fundamental principle with two purposes. The first is ... More


Trade Marks and Competition Law

Alexander Mühlendahl, Dimitris Botis, Spyros Maniatis, and Imogen Wiseman

in Trade Mark Law in Europe

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2021
ISBN:
9780198726050
eISBN:
9780191927508
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198726050.003.0011
Subject:
Law, Intellectual Property, IT, and Media Law

In this chapter we will examine briefly the formal interaction between trade marks and competition law. We have seen that competition questions were raised in the previous chapter in respect of the ... More


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