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The quest for reality : subjectivism and the metaphysics of colour

Author: Barry Stroud
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 2000.
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Barry Stroud investigates the way humans perceive colour in the world around them in this model of subtle, elegant and rigorous philosophical writing. The central question he asks is whether colour is real or a subjective experience.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Stroud, Barry.
Quest for reality.
New York : Oxford University Press, 2000
(DLC) 99020505
(OCoLC)40964775
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Barry Stroud
ISBN: 0585364745 9780585364742 9780198034643 0198034644 9780199867189 0199867186
OCLC Number: 47008533
Notes: Based on the author's 1987 John Locke lectures at Oxford University.
Description: 1 online resource (xv, 228 pages)
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
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