Blue sky thoughts

colour, consciousness and reality

By Carnie, Jamie

Publishers Summary:
"In Blue Sky Thoughts Jamie Carnie takes the reader on a journey through lazy speculations on colour to puzzling over the nature of reality. His aim: to prove that the external world really does exist. His method: to produce a radical new perspective on the way our senses operate." "With reference to drug-induced visions and the perceptual capacities of bees, Carnie deconstructs the work of Descartes, Newton and Berkeley to produce a new theory of perception that is at once familiar and surprising. This controversial new book presents a challenge to most of Western philosophy, as ideas that at first seem strange begin to make sense."--BOOK JACKET. This controversial and challenging book introduces a radical new perspective on the way our senses operate. Taking on most of Western Philosophy, Carnie argues that the objects of the senses, are in fact properties of space, and the mind is a virtual non -entity. Can we ever prove that the external world exists?

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ISBN
978-0-71453-124-3
Publisher
London ; Marion Boyars, 2007.


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Reviewed on August 20, 2007

Is what we perceive objectively real, or only in our minds? Setting out to answer anew this age-old question, philosopher and software engineer Carnie begins with the philosophy of Descartes (who insisted that what we observe are in fact the real properties of the world) and the experiments of Newton (which imply the world is created in our own minds). From there, Carnie investigates the evidence for and lo...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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