Colour Vision: A Study in Cognitive Science and the Philosophy of Perception

New York: Routledge (1995)
This book is a major contribution to the interdisciplinary project of investigating the true nature of color vision. In recent times, research into color vision has been one of the main success stories of cognitive science. Each discipline in the field--neuroscience, psychology, linguistics, computer science and philosophy--has contributed significantly to our understanding of color. Evan Thompson provides an accessible review of current scientific and philosophical discussions of color vision. He steers a course between the subjective and objective positions on color, arguing for a relational account. Thompson develops a novel "ecological" approach to color vision in cognitive science and the philosophy of perception. The book is vital reading for all cognitive scientists and philosophers whose interests touch upon this central area
Keywords Cognitive Science  Color  Ecology  Epistemology  Perception  Vision
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Call number QP483.T48 1995
ISBN(s) 0415077176   9780415077170  
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