Form without Matter: Empedocles and Aristotle on Color Perception

2016.01.32 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Mark Eli Kalderon, Form without Matter: Empedocles and Aristotle on Color Perception, Oxford University Press, 2015, 216pp.,
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2016.01.32 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Mark Eli Kalderon, Form without Matter: Empedocles and Aristotle on Color Perception, Oxford University Press, 2015, 216pp., $75.00 (hbk), ISBN 9780198717904. Reviewed by Katerina Ierodiakonou, University of Athens/University of Geneva Right at the beginning of his preface, Mark Eli Kalderon makes explicit the character of his book (p. vii): 'This is an essay in the philosophy of perception written in the medium of historiography.' He further explains that his reason for writing it was to use Aristotelian ideas in order to defend his anti-modern conception of colour and colour perception, according to which colours are not secondary qualities, as the dominant modern conception argues, but 'mind-independent qualities of material surfaces, transparent volumes, and radiant light sources', while colour perception consists in 'the presentation of particular instances of these qualities in the visual awareness. . .

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