Goethe’s Theory of Colours

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Routledge, Oct 30, 2019 - Philosophy - 428 pages

First published in German in 1810, this detailed volume was translated from the German by Charles Lock Eastlake and, in six parts, examines every aspect of Goethe’s theory of colours, including psychological colours, chemical colours, the moral effect of colour, minerals, plants, insects, mammals and a multitude of further subjects.


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Effects of light and darkness on the
Effects of black and white objects on the
Grey surfaces and objects
Dazzling colourless objects
Coloured objects
Coloused shadows
Subjective halos
Pathological colours appendix
Dioptrical colours
Dioptrical colours of the first class
Dioptrical colours of the second class refraction
Subjective experiments XII Refraction without the appearance of colour XIII Conditions of the appearance of colour
Conditions under which the appearance of colour increases

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