Readings on Color, Volume 2
The Science of Color
HardcoverOut of Print ISBN: 9780262024259 497 pp. | 6.9 in x 8.9 in
Paperback$60.00 X ISBN: 9780262522311 497 pp. | 6.9 in x 8.9 in
This admirable volume of readings is the first of a pair: the editors are to be applauded for placing the philosophy of color exactly where it should go, in double harness with the most recent discoveries in the science of color and color vision. Byrne and Hilbert concentrate on the main game, the question of realism, choose well, and bring the collection right up to date with two new essays quite as good as anything else in the volume.
Challis Professor of Philosophy, University of Sydney
Byrne and Hilbert have put together a splendid collection of readings on color. The topic is surely, as the editors say, a 'lively' one, and their anthology certainly fills a vaccum that currently exists. These volumes constitute a significant contribution.
Professor of Philosophy, North Carolina State University
These selections will be an invaluable source for psychological research in colour perception.
Professor of Psychology, The University of Essex
The two color anthologies are clear, fair-minded, and accurate. I like the scientific selections very much. They cover most of the bases that might be of interest to philosophers. This is really good stuff.
C. L. Hardin
Professor of Philosophy, Syracuse University
This is a terrific book on one of my favorite areas of psychology. Life without color would be, as we say, colorless. Research on color vision is intellectually pleasing, and it touches on many other aspects of the mind, from neurons to evolution to language to art. this collection includes all the important topics and many of the scientists who have allowed us to understand them. It should interest anyone who has ever enjoyed a sunset, agonized while matching socks and sweater, or wondered why Aunt Ethel came out green in the family snapshots.
Professor & Director, Center for Cognitive Neuroscience, MIt; author of The Language Instinct and How the Mind Works
Color is an absolutely fascinating topic, one I happen to think is a beautiful and productive microcosm for cognitive science. These volumes will serve as useful resources for anyone interested in philosophy of color perception or color science.
Stephen E. Palmer
Director, Institute of Cognitive Studies; and Professor of Psychology, University of California at Berkeley