Generalizing the disappearing act: A reply to István Aranyosi [Book Review]

Acta Analytica 24 (1):11-15 (2009)
Abstract
In “The Reappearing Act” István Aranyosi postulates a new way of seeing to solve a puzzle posed in “The Disappearing Act;” an object that is exactly shaded can be seen simply by virtue of its contrast with its environment – just like a shadow. This object need not reflect, refract, absorb or block light. To undermine the motive for this heretical innovation, I generalize the puzzle to situations involving inexact shading. Aranyosi cannot extend his solution to these variations because he needs to conserve principles of camouflage. On the bright side, the solution to the puzzle that I propose in my book Seeing Dark Things does extend to these variations.
Keywords Shadow  Paradox  Vision  Hole  Crack  Perception
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István Aranyosi (2009). The Reappearing Act. Acta Analytica 24 (1):1 - 10.
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