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The Debate about Colour Naming in 19th Century Germon Philology is comprised of eleven years essays illustrating the intensity of interest in colour naming and categorization that arose in nineteenth century Germany. The themes of each chapter behind the 'testing' of the colour-naming capacities of 'primitive people' throughout the world, and which move towards new variants of the doctrine of 'evolution'. This Selection of work directs itself towards the growing field of Psychology and the shifting ground on which move towards it was tot form the later debates 'colour naming and categorisation' These essays can be read from both a general and a specialist perspective. They are a fascinating example of the early development of the human sciences, and of the interplay between natural science, social science and ideology.

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  1. Title Page, Copyright
  2. pp. 3-4
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. 5-6
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  1. Introduction
  2. pp. 7-41
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  1. 1. The Development of Colour Perception
  2. Dr. Hugo Magnus
  3. pp. 43-50
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  1. 2. In Defence of My Rejected Critique
  2. E. Krause
  3. pp. 51-60
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  1. 3. Observations on Primitive Peoples’ Colour Perception
  2. R. Andrée
  3. pp. 61-76
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  1. 4. Nubians (from Northeastern Africa)
  2. R. Virchow
  3. pp. 77-86
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  1. 5. Nubians. Observations on their Awareness of Colour as well as their Nomenclature
  2. A. Kirchhoff
  3. pp. 87-94
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  1. 6. Supplementary Pages to Sahara and Sudan
  2. G. Nachtigal
  3. pp. 95-96
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  1. 7. The Eyes of 9 Lapps, 3 Patagonians and 1 Negro
  2. L. Kotelmann
  3. pp. 97-106
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  1. 8. The Evolution of the Human Eye’sAbility to Perceive DifferentColour Tones
  2. C. Schroeder
  3. pp. 107-122
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  1. 9. Colour Terms for ‘Blue’ and ‘Green’ in Early Chinese History
  2. V. von Strauss und Torney1
  3. pp. 123-132
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  1. 10. A Research Study of Primitive Peoples’ Awareness and Perception of Colour
  2. H. Magnus
  3. pp. 133-182
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  1. 11. A Study into the Colour-Sense of the Chukchi People
  2. E. Almquist
  3. pp. 183-192
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  1. References
  2. pp. 193-199
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Additional Information

ISBN
9789461661210
Related ISBN
9789058676009
MARC Record
OCLC
680509429
Pages
200
Launched on MUSE
2015-01-01
Language
English
Open Access
No
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