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" ... colours in the object are nothing but a disposition to reflect this or that sort of rays more copiously than the rest; passing in rays, they merely propagate this or that motion into the sensor! "
Memoirs of the Literary and Philosophical Society of Manchester - Page 47
1862
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Encyclopaedia Britannica; Or A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and ..., Volume 15

1823 - 886 pages
...that motion propagated from the object, and in the sensorium it is a sense of that notion under ihr form of sound ; so colours in the object are nothing...that sort of rays more copiously than the ┬┐rest : in rays they are nothing but their dispositions to propagate this or that motion into the sensorium ;...
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The British Cyclopaedia of the Arts, Sciences, History, Geography ...

1838 - 1014 pages
...up a sensation of this or that colour ; for as sound in a bell or musical string or other sounding body is nothing but a trembling motion, and in the...or that sort of rays more copiously than the rest; passing in rays, they merely propagate this or that motion into the sensor! urn, and in the sensorium...
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Youth's Instructor and Guardian, Volume 17

1833 - 632 pages
...colour. For, as sound in a bell or musical string, or other sounding bodies, is nothing but a trembling motion propagated from the object, and, in the sensorium,...of rays more copiously than the rest: in the rays there are nothing but their disposition to propagate this or that motion into the sensorium, and in...
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Treatise on Basic Philosophy: Ontology I: The Furniture of the World

Mario BUNGE - 1977 - 404 pages
...been kept by modern science - a fact suppressed by the positivist philosophy of science. Thus Newton: "Colours in the Object are nothing but a Disposition...or that sort of Rays more copiously than the rest" (Newton, 1782, Vol. IV). Other physical properties can be described with paraphrases of the latter...
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Theory and Power: On the Character of Modern Sciences

Rolf Gruner - 1977 - 252 pages
...String, or other sounding Body,1 Newton wrote in his Opticks, 'is nothing but a trembling motion ... so Colours in the object are nothing but a Disposition...or that sort of Rays more copiously than the rest.' What is the purpose of these 'nothing buts' if it is not to indicate the belief, first, that people...
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Patterns of Intention: On the Historical Explanation of Pictures

Michael Baxandall - 1985 - 200 pages
...exist in the light that brings us visual knowledge of them and is the immediate object of vision: . . . Colours in the Object are nothing but a Disposition...Rays more copiously than the rest, in the Rays they arc nothing but [a] Disposition to propagate this or that Motion in the Sensorium, and in the Sensorium...
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Problems of Empiricism: Volume 2: Philosophical Papers

Paul Feyerabend - 1985 - 272 pages
...be a heterogenous aggregate, such as light is supposed to be . . .' (Cohen, 57). 'Colours of objects are nothing but a disposition to reflect this or that sort of ray more copiously than the rest; in the rays they are nothing but their dispositions to propagate...
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Clear and Queer Thinking: Wittgenstein's Development and His Relevance to ...

Laurence Goldstein - 1999 - 260 pages
...would know what the perceptual experiences of a normal observer are like. Newton advanced the view that 'colours in the object are nothing but a disposition...or that sort of rays more copiously than the rest' (Newton, 1952, p. 125). However, to say that colours are dispositions (John Locke and many subsequent...
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A History of Philosophy, Volume 5

Frederick Copleston - 1999 - 452 pages
...in this world of the scientist there are only primary qualities. In things, colours, for instance, are 'nothing but a disposition to reflect this or that sort of rays more copiously than the rest, (while) in the rays they are nothing but their dispositions to propagate this or that motion into the...
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Visual Color and Color Mixture: The Fundamental Color Space

Jozef Cohen - 2001 - 256 pages
...is nothing else than a certain power and disposition to stir up a sensation of this or that Colour Colours in the Object are nothing but a disposition...copiously than the rest; in the rays they are nothing but a disposition to propagate this or that Motion into the Sensorium, and in the Sensorium they are Sensations...
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