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Colour Theory Beyond Wittgenstein’s Goethe

  • Fay Zika
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Abstract

The aim of this paper is to set off Goethe’s Theory of Colours in the light of Wittgenstein’s Remarks on Colour and to trace, thereof, the contemporary philosophical scene on the subject. To cut across this tripartite venture, I concentrate on two issues: the possibility of finding a single, satisfactory account of colour; and the relation between science, philosophy and art.

Zusammenfassung

Ziel dieses Beitrags ist, Goethes Farbenlehre im Licht der Bemerkungen über die Farben von Wittgenstein zu erläutern, und somit die gegenwärtige philosophische Diskussion im Hinblick auf diese Thematik zu skizzieren. Um dieses dreifache Unterfangen zu bewältigen, werde ich mich auf zwei Themenbereiche konzentrieren: zum einen auf die Möglichkeit, eine einheitliche und umfassende Darstellung der Farbenlehre zu liefern, und zum anderen auf das Verhältnis zwischen Wissenschaft, Philosophie und Kunst.

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  • Fay Zika
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