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" ... tis a sense of that motion under the form of a sound; so colours in the object are nothing but a disposition to reflect this or that sort of rays more copiously than the rest... "
Spectrum analysis, 6 lects - Page 39
by sir Henry Enfield Roscoe - 1870
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Summarized Proceedings and a Directory of Members, Volume 47

American Association for the Advancement of Science - 1898
...Motion propagated from the Object, and in the Sensoriuni 'tis a Sense of that Motion under the form of Sound; so Colours in the Object are nothing but a Disposition to reflect this or that sort of Hays more copiously than the rest ; in the Rays they are nothing but their dispositions to propagate...
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Proceedings of the American Association for the ..., Volume 47, Part 1898

American Association for the Advancement of Science - 1898 - 772 pages
...Motion propagated from the Object, and in the Sensorium 'tis a Sense of that Motion under the form of Sound ; so Colours in the Object are nothing but a Disposition to reflect this or that sort of Hays more copiously than the rest ; in the Rays they are nothing but their dispositions to propagate...
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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 - 238 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 - 147 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 - 255 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 - 244 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 - 440 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 - 218 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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Visual Intelligence: How We Create what We See

Donald D. Hoffman - 2000 - 324 pages
...subtleties of the way you construct color. Similarly, Newton and many of his successors thought that "Colours in the Object are nothing but a Disposition...or that sort of Rays more copiously than the rest." Their idea is simple. Light is composed of different rays, which we now describe as having different...
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