9780714531243

Blue Sky Thoughts: Colour, Consciousness and Reality

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  • ISBN13:

    9780714531243

  • ISBN10:

    0714531243

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2007-08-01
  • Publisher: CONSORTIUM BOOK SALES & DISTRIBUTN

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Summary

Is the sky really blue, or is 'blueness' only a concept? What do bees perceive?

Table of Contents

Colour unconfined
Blue sky thoughtsp. 21
Forest of the sensesp. 29
Descartes' perception machinep. 40
Newton against the natural viewp. 48
From colour to consciousness
Mega-mind and micro-mindp. 63
Mind and bodyp. 68
Colours as relations
Rescuing direct realismp. 81
Relational colours : a new entityp. 93
Sense qualities as relationsp. 106
A relational theory of sensory qualitiesp. 118
Problemsp. 141
Solutionsp. 151
Colour and Newton's experimentp. 156
The bending of lightp. 159
A bee's eye viewp. 163
Jewel in the skyp. 186
The colours of spacep. 196
Consciousness (solving the hard problem)
The visual openingp. 211
Sensory memoryp. 216
On having no mindp. 220
On having no mind-body problemp. 225
The hard problem of realityp. 227
Consequences
A world of valuep. 233
The function of the neuronp. 245
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