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Seeing Dark Things: The Philosophy of Shadows

Roy Sorensen

Abstract

If a spinning disk casts a round shadow does the shadow also spin? When the cave guide turns out the light so that you can experience the total blackness, are you seeing in the dark? Or are you merely failing to see anything (just like your blind companion)?

Keywords: shadows, holes, absence, perception, causal, dark

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2008 Print ISBN-13: 9780195326574
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2008 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195326574.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Roy Sorensen, author
Dartmouth College
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