04-29-2009 Goethe’s reasoning

“The crux of his color theory is its experiential source: rather than impose theoretical statements, Goethe sought to allow light and color to be displayed in an ordered series of experiments that readers could experience for themselves.” As such, he would reject both the wave and particle theories because they are conceptually inferred and not directly perceived by the human senses. According to Goethe, “Newton’s error… was trusting math over the sensations of his eye”

Zur Farbenlehre (Theory of Colors) published 1810 : Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

A view of my little boy’s experience; submersed within color.


~ by myVelleity on April 29, 2009.

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