Colour Vision

A Study in Cognitive Science and Philosophy of Science

By Evan Thompson

© 1995 – Routledge

376 pages

Purchasing Options:
Paperback: 9780415117968
pub: 1995-02-15
US Dollars$52.95
x
Hardback: 9780415077170
pub: 1995-02-15
US Dollars$165.00
x

e–Inspection Copy

About the Book

Colour fascinates all of us, and scientists and philosophers have sought to understand the true nature of colour vision for many years. In recent times, investigations into colour vision have been one of the main success stories of cognitive science, for each discipline within the field - neuroscience, psychology, linguistics, computer science and artificial intelligence, and philosophy - has contributed significantly to our understanding of colour. Evan Thompson's book is a major contribution to this interdisciplinary project. Colour Vision provides an accessible review of the current scientific and philosophical discussions of colour vision. Thompson steers a course between the subjective and objective positions on colour, arguing for a relational account. This account develops a novel `ecological' approach to colour vision in cognitive science and the philosophy of perception. It is vital reading for all cognitive scientists and philosophers whose interests touch upon this central area.

About the Series

Philosophical Issues in Science

Learn more…

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
PHI000000
PHILOSOPHY / General