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