Do Colors Exist

Do Colors Exist

This is not easy to do. In fact, my children are interested in the book because they heard me laughing so much.” – Ken Ono, Emory University Why do polished stones look wet? How does the Twin Paradox work? Why are orbits ellipses?

Author: Seth Stannard Cottrell

Publisher: Birkhäuser

ISBN: 9783319643618

Category: Mathematics

Page: 278

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Why do polished stones look wet? How does the Twin Paradox work? What if Jupiter were a star? How can we be sure that pi never repeats? How does a quantum computer break encryption? Discover the answers to these, and other profound physics questions! This fascinating book presents a collection of articles based on conversations and correspondences between the author and complete strangers about physics and math. The author, a researcher in mathematical physics, responds to dozens of questions posed by inquiring minds from all over the world, ranging from the everyday to the profound. Rather than unnecessarily complex explanations mired in mysterious terminology and symbols, the reader is presented with the reasoning, experiments, and mathematics in a casual, conversational, and often comical style. Neither over-simplified nor over-technical, the lucid and entertaining writing will guide the reader from each innocent question to a better understanding of the weird and beautiful universe around us. Advance praise for Do Colors Exist?: “Every high school science teacher should have a copy of this book. The individual articles offer enrichment to those students who wish to go beyond a typical ‘dry curriculum’. The articles are very fun. I probably laughed out loud every 2-3 minutes. This is not easy to do. In fact, my children are interested in the book because they heard me laughing so much.” – Ken Ono, Emory University
Categories: Mathematics

1001 Questions Answered about the Weather

1001 Questions Answered about the Weather

How much do visible light waves measure? ... Since all light travels at the same
speed, the shorter waves will vibrate more often in the same period of time than
do the longer waves. A different color ... Does color exist in objects? Color is not ...

Author: Frank H. Forrester

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 9780486242187

Category: Nature

Page: 419

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What causes the aurora? What are the trade winds? Over 1,000 questions with comprehensive answers cover all types of weather phenomena. This enlightening, entertaining, and well-illustrated text for anyone curious about nature features numerous diagrams and full-page illustrations. Topics include the atmosphere, climatology, storms, historical weather studies, and weather lore.
Categories: Nature

The Direct Path

The Direct Path

To justify this claim of objectivity, we would need to experience the colors in some
way other than vision and then verify that ... To do this visually, the only way to
verify the independent existence of a color is to visually experience a color that is

Author: Greg Goode

Publisher: New Harbinger Publications

ISBN: 9781626257757

Category: Religion

Page: 250

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Have you ever done non-dual inquiry and said to yourself, “I understand it intellectually, but I don’t feel it. It’s not my experience!” If so, The Direct Path, inspired by Sri Atmananda (Krishna Menon), could be for you. This book is the “missing manual” to the Direct Path. For the first time in print, Direct-Path inquiry is presented from beginning to end and beyond, in a user-friendly way. The core of the book is a set of forty experiments designed to help dissolve the most common non-dual sticking points, from simple to subtle. The experiments cover the world, the body, the mind, abstract objects, and witnessing awareness. You are taken step-by-step from the simple perception of a physical object all the way to the collapse of the witness into pure consciousness. Your takeaway is that there’s no experiential doubt that you and all things are awareness, openness, and love. Also included are three tables of contents, illustrations, an index, a section on teaching, and the notion of a “post-nondual realization.” This book can be utilized on its own or as a companion volume to the author’s Standing as Awareness.
Categories: Religion



The eliminativist is committing the fallacy of appeal to ignorance by arguing that
because the orthodox theory of color fails, no theory is possible. ... We are having
a difficult time finding out what colors are, therefore colors do not exist. We need ...

Author: William Hirstein

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199231904

Category: Medical

Page: 282

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In this important and controversial new book, William Hirstein argues that it is possible for one person to directly experience the conscious states of another, by way of what he calls mindmelding. Drawing on a range of research from neuroscience, psychology, and philosophy, he presents a highly original new account of consciousness.
Categories: Medical

Representation and Objects of Thought in Medieval Philosophy

Representation and Objects of Thought in Medieval Philosophy

however, that the sensible form that the organ receives does not make the organ
genuinely have the quality being perceived. In the case of sight, where it is colors
that are perceived, the colors exist in the organ only in the way they do in a ...

Author: Dr Henrik Lagerlund

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 9781409485247

Category: Philosophy

Page: 166

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The notions of mental representation and intentionality are central to contemporary philosophy of mind and it is usually assumed that these notions, if not originated, at least were made essential to the philosophy of mind by Descartes in the seventeenth century. The authors in this book challenge this assumption and show that the history of these ideas can be traced back to the medieval period. In bringing out the contrasts and similarities between early modern and medieval discussions of mental representation the authors conclude that there is no clear dividing line between western late medieval and early modern philosophy; that they in fact represent one continuous tradition in the philosophy of mind.
Categories: Philosophy

A Fourteen Weeks Course in Natural Philosophy

A Fourteen Weeks  Course in Natural Philosophy

Why do drops of rain , in falling appear iike liquid threads ? 16 . Why does a towel
turn darker when wet ? 17 . Does color exist in the object , or in the mind of the
observer ? 18 . Why is lather opaque , while air and a solution of soap are each ...

Author: Joel Dorman Steele





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Fourteen Weeks in Natural Philosophy

Fourteen Weeks in Natural Philosophy

Why do drops of rain, in falling, appear like liquid threads 16. Why does a towel
turn darker when wet? 17. Does color exist in the object, or in the mind of the
observer ? 18. Why is lather opaque, while air and a solution of soap are each ...

Author: Joel Dorman Steele


ISBN: UCAL:$B306530

Category: Physics

Page: 333

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Categories: Physics

Fourteen Weeks in Physics

Fourteen Weeks in Physics

Does color exist in the object , or in the mind of the observer ? 18. Why is lather
opaque , while air and a solution of soap are each transparent ? 19. Why does it
whiten molasses candy to “ pull it " ? 20 . Why does plastering become lighter in ...

Author: Joel Dorman Steele


ISBN: UIUC:30112067984325

Category: Physics

Page: 305

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Categories: Physics

History as the Story of Freedom

History as the Story of Freedom

First , that we sometimes intuit identities where they do not exist no more implies
that such identities do not exist at all than ... Charles Hartshorne that no two
things have the same color ( or hue ) implies that there are as many colors or
hues as ...

Author: Clark Butler

Publisher: Rodopi

ISBN: 9042001623

Category: Philosophy

Page: 287

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The purpose of this book is to advance responsible rehabilitation of the speculative philosophy of history. It challenges the idea popularized by thinkers such as and Claude Lévi-Strauss and Jean-François Lyotard that historical meta-mythology and meta-narrative are philosophically obsolete. As long as humanity, viewed anthropologically, lives by over-arching narrative, the quest for a version that survives rational criticism remains vital. Here human rights serve as the key to unlock such a version. Despite the fact that the Hegelian philosophy of history has often been derided, something very similar currently functions as the official ideology of the world community: the idea of history as the story of freedom. This book does not retell the world-historical story of freedom. Rather, it uncovers it, beginning with the current age of human rights and working backward through the great role-model civilizations of history. Its conclusion is that a forward retelling of the story of freedom as the story of human rights can be justified by dewesternizing the story. The book contains critical responses from specialized scholars and re-presentative of selected world cultures. The volume includes illustrations, and a guest Afterword by Donald Phillip Verene. It is a companion-volume to the author's Hegel's Logic: Between History and Dialectic (North-western University Press, 1996).
Categories: Philosophy

The Frontiers of Ancient Science

The Frontiers of Ancient Science

In any case, whether they are permanent or transient attributes of objects, colors
are not, according to Epicurus, unreal and subjective constructions of our mind.
They do exist, and when we say that an object has a particular color, we say ...

Author: Brooke Holmes

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 9783110336337

Category: History

Page: 775

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Our understanding of science, mathematics, and medicine today can be deeply enriched by studying the historical roots of these areas of inquiry in the ancient Near East and Mediterranean. The fields of ancient science and mathematics have in recent years witnessed remarkable growth. The present volume brings together contributions from more than thirty of the most important scholars working in these fields in the United States and Europe in honor of the eminent historian of ancient science and medicine Heinrich von Staden, Professor Emeritus of Classics and History of Science at the Institute of Advanced Study and William Lampson Professor Emeritus of Classics and Comparative Literature at Yale University. The papers range widely from Mesopotamia to Ancient Greece and Rome, from the first millennium B.C. to the early medieval period, and from mathematics to philosophy, mechanics to medicine, representing both a wide diversity of national traditions and the cutting edge of the international scholarly community.
Categories: History

How Flavor Works

How Flavor Works

... enhance the taste 52 The main ingredients influence taste and odor 53 Sound
has an influence on taste 55 Visuals, colors, and food styles 55 Why does color
exist? 57 The basic structure of pigment: why are there no naturally blue foods?

Author: Nak-Eon Choi

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118865453

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 240

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Taste is the number one driving force in the decision to purchase a food product and food consumption is the most critical function for living organisms to obtain the energy and resources essential to their vitality. Flavor and aroma are therefore universally important concepts: intrinsic to human well-being and pleasure, and of huge significance for the multi-trillion dollar global food business. How Flavor Works: the Science of Taste and Aroma offers a fascinating and accessible primer on the concepts of flavor science for all who have an interest in food and related topics. Professionals and students of food science and technology who do not already specialize in flavor science will find it a valuable reference on a topic crucial to how consumers perceive and enjoy food products. In this regard, it will also be of interest to product developers, marketers and food processors. Other readers with a professional (eg culinary and food service) or personal interest in food will also find the book interesting as it provides a user-friendly account of the mechanisms of flavor and aroma which will provide new insights into their craft.
Categories: Technology & Engineering

Master the Culture

Master the Culture

I'm genuinely offended by that comment, because I think my skin color is beautiful
and should be recognized. ... to avoid seeing colors in humans, when it is
completely obvious that skin colors do exist, however, highly enthusiastic to see
races ...

Author: Vernon Martin

Publisher: Dog Ear Publishing

ISBN: 9781608444847

Category: Self-Help

Page: 124

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The book "Master the Culture" reveals that culture has the power to control the meaning of reality. For some groups of people these meanings make them superior and for some groups these meanings make them inferior. In many cases, the American culture is knocking minorities, in particular African Americans out of the race, before they can get started. However, by studying culture, you will see how it's been playing the citizens of the United States like a drum each and every day. To accomplish this goal one must have the ability to view their own society and culture as a stranger would, rather than from the narrow perspective of personal experiences and cultural biases. In studying culture it will reveal to you who benefits, who suffers, and who dominates at the expense of others. Master the Culture! Vernon Martin attended the University of Colorado at Boulder where he earned a degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in Human Resources. Previous to attending college Vernon was the lead writer and rapper in the rap group "Edge of Elimination" and produced two CDs as part of the rap group, which sold more than 70,000 copies in the United States and Germany. In addition, he is a Published songwriter of more than 30 songs. Vernon was an active member in Americorps as a volunteer while attending College. Mr. Martin has a strong faith in giving back to the community and went to work for the Boys Scouts of America, in which he held the position of District Executive. The desire for educational excellence drove him to Regis University where he earned his MBA in Marketing Strategies. Vernon is also a consultant and a motivational speaker. Vernon Martin lives in Colorado with his wife and three children.
Categories: Self-Help

The Visual Nature of Color

The Visual Nature of Color

Which diagram provides a more accurate model for color relationships ? I
conclude the color wheel is correct and the diagram of wavelengths is incomplete
. By failing to include red - violet colors , it implies they do not or cannot exist .
This is ...

Author: Patricia Sloane

Publisher: Tab Books

ISBN: WISC:89037946951

Category: Art

Page: 342

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Discusses color and language, light, form, culture, and theory, and reexamines assumptions concerning color
Categories: Art

The Human Aura

The Human Aura

Colors. >9 The term "astral," so frequently employed by all occultists, is difficult to
explain or deflne except to those who have pursued a regular course of ...
Remember, in this connection, that to the blind man our physical colors do not

Author: William Walker Atkinson

Publisher: The Floating Press

ISBN: 9781775453383

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 65

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Many believe that each human being is surrounded by a metaphysical emanation that surrounds the body, a luminous nebula of color and light that is known as an 'aura.' The Human Aura: Astral Colors and Thought Forms, written by William Walker Atkinson, offers a comprehensive introduction to the subject and assists readers in the perception and analysis of auras.
Categories: Body, Mind & Spirit

The Eye and the Mind

The Eye and the Mind

So how can items that do not exist contribute to the differences among states of
affairs that do exist? How can items that do not exist even occur in the mode of
presentation in existing states of affairs? THE ADVERBIAL THEORY OF COLOR

Author: C. Landesman

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9789401733175

Category: Philosophy

Page: 162

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This book is a discussion of some of the major philosophical problems centering around the topic of sense perception and the foundations of human knowledge. It begins with a characterization of our common sense understanding of the role of the senses in the acquisition of belief, and it argues that scientific accounts of the processes of perception undermine salient parts of this understanding. The naive point of view of direct realism cannot be sustained in the light of a scientifically instructed understanding of perception. This critique of direct realism points to the correctness of the representative theory of perception characteristic of such early modem philosophers as Descartes and Locke, and it also endorses the subjective tum that they defended. It argues that these positions do not require introducing sense data into the picture, and thus it avoids the intractable problems that the sense datum philosophy introduces. In addition, several versions of cognitive accounts of sense perception are criticized with the result that it is unnecessary to characterize sensory processes in intentional terms. The book then turns to a leading question introduced into modem philosophy by Descartes and Locke, the question of the accuracy of the information delivered by the senses to our faculty of belief. In particular, how accurate are our representations of the secondary qualities? The case of color is considered in detail.
Categories: Philosophy

Qu bec Studies in the Philosophy of Science

Qu  bec Studies in the Philosophy of Science

These objects are genuinely colored; we project the colors we experience into
them by constructing them. But because they purport to be outside ourselves and
genuinely colored, these things do not exist. That does not stop them serving as ...

Author: Mathieu Marion

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9789400901131

Category: Science

Page: 308

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By North-American standards, philosophy is not new in Quebec: the first men tion of philosophy lectures given by a Jesuit in the College de Quebec (founded 1635) dates from 1665, and the oldest logic manuscript dates from 1679. In English-speaking universities such as McGill (founded 1829), philosophy began to be taught later, during the second half of the 19th century. The major influence on English-speaking philosophers was, at least initially, that of Scottish Empiricism. On the other hand, the strong influence of the Catholic Church on French-Canadian society meant that the staff of the facultes of the French-speaking universities consisted, until recently, almost entirely of Thomist philosophers. There was accordingly little or no work in modern Formal Logic and Philosophy of Science and precious few contacts between the philosophical communities. In the late forties, Hugues Leblanc was a young student wanting to learn Formal Logic. He could not find anyone in Quebec to teach him and he went to study at Harvard University under the supervision of W. V. Quine. His best friend Maurice L' Abbe had left, a year earlier, for Princeton to study with Alonzo Church. After receiving his Ph. D from Harvard in 1948, Leblanc started his profes sional career at Bryn Mawr College, where he stayed until 1967. He then went to Temple University, where he taught until his retirement in 1992, serving as Chair of the Department of Philosophy from 1973 until 1979.
Categories: Science

Meinong s Theory of Knowledge

Meinong   s Theory of Knowledge

But it is a fact that the content exists but the pseudo-object does not exist at all.
Therefore, even when ... The question if the colors do or do not exist somewhere
has nothing to do with the fact that they are different. They are and will always be

Author: Marie-Luise Schubert Kalsi

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9789400936416

Category: Philosophy

Page: 129

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In recent years there has been a renewal of interest in Meinong's work; but since the bulk of it is still encased in his quite forbidding German, most students are limited to the few available translations and to secondary sources. Unfortunately Meinong has been much maligned - only in a few instances with good reason - and has consequently been dealt with lightly. Meinong stood at a very important junction of European philosophical and scien tific thought. In all fields - physics, chemistry, mathematics, psychology, philolo- revolutionary strides were being made. Philosophy, on the other hand, had run its post-Kantian course. New philosophical thinkers came from different disciplines. For example, Frege and later Russell were mathematicians, Boltzmann and Mach were physicists. Earlier Bolzano and then Brentano were originally theologians, and Meinong was a historian. 1 The sciences with their new insights and theories offered an enormous wealth of information which needed to be absorbed philosophically; but traditional philosophy could not deal with it. Physics presented a picture of reality which did not fit into the traditional schemes of empiricism or idealism. Ontological and epistemological questions became once again wide open issues. For example, atoms at first were still considered to be theoretical entities.
Categories: Philosophy

Main Currents in Contemporary German British and American Philosophy

Main Currents in Contemporary German  British  and American Philosophy

Thus when I say “The tree is green', this contains on the one hand the recognition
that the tree exists and on the other the attribution (to it) of the property ... But the
qualities of color and sound do not exist within the psychical subject either.

Author: W. Stegmüller

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9789401033756

Category: Philosophy

Page: 570

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Categories: Philosophy

Color Appearance Models

Color Appearance Models

On the other hand, related colors exhibit all of the perceptual attributes of hue,
brightness, lightness, colorfulness, chroma, and saturation. Recall that gray and
brown do not exist as unrelated colors. Both of those perceptions rely on a low ...

Author: Mark D. Fairchild

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118653104

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 472

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The essential resource for readers needing to understand visual perception and for those trying to produce, reproduce and measure color appearance in various applications such as imaging, entertainment, materials, design, architecture and lighting. This book builds upon the success of previous editions, and will continue to serve the needs of those professionals working in the field to solve practical problems or looking for background for on-going research projects. It would also act as a good course text for senior undergraduates and postgraduates studying color science. The 3rd Edition of Color Appearance Models contains numerous new and expanded sections providing an updated review of color appearance and includes many of the most widely used models to date, ensuring its continued success as the comprehensive resource on color appearance models. Key features: Presents the fundamental concepts and phenomena of color appearance (what objects look like in typical viewing situations) and practical techniques to measure, model and predict those appearances. Includes the clear explanation of fundamental concepts that makes the implementation of mathematical models very easy to understand. Explains many different types of models, and offers a clear context for the models, their use, and future directions in the field.
Categories: Technology & Engineering

Advances in Computer Graphics II

Advances in Computer Graphics II

COLORIMETRY OF DISPLAYS Color displays have a number of special
characteristics, beyond the general problems of displays, that need to be ... The
imaginary primaries do not exist as physical colors but are mathematical

Author: F.Robert A. Hopgood

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3540169105

Category: Computers

Page: 186

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Karst Systems deal with the question of how the subsurface drainage system, typical of Karst areas develops from its initial state to maturity. Equal attention is given to physical, chemical and geological conditions which determine karstification. The reader will find discussions of mass transport, chemical kinetics, hydrodynamics of fluxes, and the role of dissolution and precipitation of Calcite as they occur in experiments and natural environments. It offers a wealth of information on a complex natural system to hydrologists, hydrochemists, geologists and geographers.
Categories: Computers