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Seeing dark things : the philosophy of shadows

Author: Roy A Sorensen
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 2008.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Shadows appear to be counterexamples to the causal theory of perception. After all, an absence of light cannot reflect light into our eyes. Roy Sorensen sets out to resolve this anomaly and to show how the causal theory solves a broad range of visual puzzles about dark things.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Sorensen, Roy A.
Seeing dark things.
New York : Oxford University Press, 2008
(DLC) 2007001267
(OCoLC)79256720
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Roy A Sorensen
ISBN: 9781435620414 1435620410
OCLC Number: 191040267
Description: 1 online resource (xiii, 310 pages) : illustrations
Contents: The eclipse riddle --
Seeing surfaces --
The disappearing act --
Spinning shadows --
Berkeley's shadow --
Para-reflections --
Para-refractions : shadowgrams and the black drop --
Goethe's colored shadows --
Filtows --
Holes in the light --
Black and blue --
Seeing in black and white --
We see in the dark --
Hearing silence.
Responsibility: Roy Sorensen.

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