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How Colours Matter to Philosophy

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2018.06.08 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Marcos Silva (ed.), How Colours Matter to Philosophy, Springer, 2017, 317pp., $139.99, ISBN 9783319673974. Reviewed by Dimitria Electra Gatzia, The University of Akron This volume is ambitious with respect to both number of contributions and scope: there are 18 papers, which cover a wide variety of topics within metaphysics, epistemology, philosophy of mind, logic, mathematics, and aesthetics. The book has three parts: (i) history of philosophy, (ii) aesthetics and philosophy of mind, and (iii) philosophy of language and logic, although there is a nice overlap among these areas. Unlike other anthologies on colour (e.g., Readings on Color by Alex Byrne and David Hilbert, 1996), which survey primarily empirically based philosophy of colour and colour science, this volume is all-encompassing. Various themes extend across the analytic and continental traditions. This approach vindicates Wittgenstein's remark. . .

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