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The quest for reality : subjectivism and the metaphysics of colour

Author: Barry Stroud
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford Univ. Press, 2004.
Series: Oxford Scholarship Online
Edition/Format:   Computer file : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Presents a sustained and intricate philosophical argument based upon the question of whether physical objects are 'actually' coloured, or whether they merely appear to be so. The author demonstrates  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Barry Stroud
ISBN: 0195151887 9780195151886 0195133889 9780195133882
OCLC Number: 177356352
Notes: Digitalisat der Druck-Ausg. Oxford, 2002.
Description: Online-Ressource.
Contents: Chapter 1. Introduction: The Philosophical Project ; Chapter 2. The Philosophical Conception of an Independent Reality ; Chapter 3. The Idea of Physical Reality ; Chapter 4. Unmasking Explanation and the "Unreality" of Colour ; Chapter 5. Perception, Predication, and Belief ; Chapter 6. Perceptions of Colour and the Colour of Things ; Chapter 7. Perception, Judgement, and Error ; Chapter 8. Discomforts and Distortions of Metaphysical Theory ; Chapter 9. Engagement, Invulnerability, and Dissatisfaction ; Chapter 10 Morals ; Bibliography ; Index
Series Title: Oxford Scholarship Online
Responsibility: Barry Stroud.

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