Readings on Color: The science of color

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MIT Press, 1997 - Color - 497 pages
This text is part of a double volume anthology which presents a survey of current philosophical and scientific writings on colour. This second volume provides an overview of colour science and presents work in colour science that is relevant to philosophical thinking about colour.

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Contents

The Causes of Color
13
The Physical Basis of Color Specification
33
Chromatic and Achromatic Response Functions
67
Neural Coding of Color
93
Recent Advances in Retinex Theory
143
Color Constancy and the Natural Image
161
Essay Concerning Color Constancy
177
Color Blindness
201
Color Perception Profiles in Central Achromatopsia
277
On the Role of Parvocellular P and Magnocellular M Pathways
291
An Adaptation to Regularities
311
Visual Pigments and the Acquisition of Visual Information
357
The Uses
379
The Linguistic Significance of the Meanings of Basic Color Terms
399
Glossary
443
Contributors
461

Perception of Colour in Unilateral Tritanopia
231
The Genes for Color Vision
249
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About the author (1997)

Alex Byrne is Professor of Philosophy at MIT and the coeditor of Fact and Value: Essays on Ethics and Metaphysics for Judith Jarvis Thomson (2001) and Readings on Color, volumes 1 and 2 (1997), all published by the MIT Press.

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