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Seeing: In philosophy, the following questions related to seeing are interesting. The nature of perception, the relationship between perception and knowledge, the role of vision in human experience. See also Perception, Sensory impressions, Experience, Knowledge, Art, Artworks, Aesthetics, Aesthetic perception.
Annotation: The above characterizations of concepts are neither definitions nor exhausting presentations of problems related to them. Instead, they are intended to give a short introduction to the contributions below. – Lexicon of Arguments.

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Daisie Radner on Seeing - Dictionary of Arguments

I 415
Colors/Seeing/Animal/Radner: Bees. Compared to our shifted (400 800 nm) frequency range : 300 700 nm. Bees do not see red, but ultraviolet. They can distinguish yellow hues (rape, wallflower, charlock), which look the same for us. These can be differentiated by us when we look at them through an ultraviolet filter!
Definition Purple/Meyers Encyclopedia: Mixed color, additive composed of the two colors at the end of the spectrum (different depending on weighting). For example, human. Red and blue, "blue-red", does not occur in the spectrum itself.
, >Perception, >Animals.
I 418
Purple/Animal/Radner: there are different purple hues for different animals: "UV Purple", "Bee Purple", etc.
Seeing/Hetero-Phenomenology/Animal/Radner: 1st person: there are attempts to simulate how the bees' facet eye look like through blurred, segmented photographs.
Radner: It only pretends to show how it looks for the bees. In reality, it shows what it would look like for us if we had facets.
I 418
Environment/Animal/Radner: The (Uexkull's) environment of an animal can be explored independently of any consideration of its inner world.
>Environment, >Environment/Uexküll.
I 419
Phenomenology/Radner: my point of view can be called "phenomenology": one describes how the world would appear to an organism if it had the sense experiences (3rd person), or how it would appear to me if I had certain characteristics in common with it (1. person) to explain or predict an aspect of the sensory systems of an organism or its recognition of objects.
>Heterophenomenology, >First Person.

Explanation of symbols: Roman numerals indicate the source, arabic numerals indicate the page number. The corresponding books are indicated on the right hand side. ((s)…): Comment by the sender of the contribution. Translations: Dictionary of Arguments
The note [Concept/Author], [Author1]Vs[Author2] or [Author]Vs[term] resp. "problem:"/"solution:", "old:"/"new:" and "thesis:" is an addition from the Dictionary of Arguments. If a German edition is specified, the page numbers refer to this edition.

Radner I
Daisie Radner
"Heterophenomenology. Learning About the Birds and the Bees", in: Journal of Philosophy 91 (1994) pp. 389-403
Der Geist der Tiere, D Perler/M. Wild, Frankfurt/M. 2005

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