The sea was never blue

Maria Michela Sassi, Aeon, Aug 07, 2017
Commentary by Stephen Downes

I saw this in Doug Belshaw's email and I wish he had commented rather than just listing it. The idea of this article is that the list of co,lours used by the ancient Greeks was very different from what we use today. "Goethe was right. In trying to see the world through Greek eyes, the Newtonian view is only somewhat useful. We need to supplement it with the Greeks’ own colour theories, and to examine the way in which they actually tried to describe their world." We see the same things as the ancient Greeks, but we experience them very differently.

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