Proceedings of an International Symposium on the Fundamental Mechanisms of the Chromatic Discrimination in Animals and Man Held in Paris at the Collège de France, 25–29 July 1958
Author: Yong Zhou
Mechanisms of Colour Discrimination covers the proceedings of an International Symposium on the Fundamental Mechanisms of the Chromatic Discrimination in Animals and Man, held in Paris, France at the College De France on July 25-29, 1958, sponsored by the International Council of Scientific Unions. This book is organized into six parts encompassing 10 chapters. The main focus of this book is on the zoological, neurophysiological, biochemical, and psychophysical problems related to color discrimination in animals and human.
This book comprises material on colour which was written by Wittgenstein in the last eighteen months of his life. It is one of the few documents which shows him concentratedly at work on a single philosophical issue. The principal theme is the features of different colours, of different kinds of colour (metallic colour, the colours of flames, etc.) and of luminosity—a theme which Wittgenstein treats in such a way as to destroy the traditional idea that colour is a simple and logically uniform kind of thing. This edition consists of Wittgenstein's basic German text, together with an English translation.