Goethe's pluralism: truth or a slip of the tongue? - on some research traditions in the field of colour vision -

  • Gábor Áron Zemplén

Abstract

Where are colours? Inside, outside or somewhere in between? Using Goethe's criticism of both the objective (Newtonian) and subjective (as in the works or Schopenhauer) treat- ment of colour phenomena the author aims to give a criticism of both. 'While doing so he compares two such criticisms, one by a recent writer (EVAN THOMPSON 1995. Colour Vi- sion. A Study in Cognitive Science and the Philosophy of Perception), one by a turn of the century interpreter of Goethe (Rudolf Steiner, editor of the Weimar edition of Goethe's scientific writings). The aim is to investigate and compare these criticisms, two solutions for a relationist science of colours.
Keywords: vision, colour, visual science, research traditions, J. W. Goethe, E. Thompson, R. Steiner
How to Cite
Zemplén, G. Áron (1998) “Goethe’s pluralism: truth or a slip of the tongue? - on some research traditions in the field of colour vision -”, Periodica Polytechnica Social and Management Sciences, 6(2), pp. 159-175.
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