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Goethe’s Theory of Color-The Secret Doctrine of the Aether

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Goethe’s Theory of Color-The Secret Doctrine of the Aether

Color is based on contrast.

Color is not found in light… but between light and dark. In this simple understanding and the relationship between colors lies the very structure of the aether and thus the scientific foundation of the world ahead of us.

aetheric star with ethers

Goethe was ever fascinated by colors and painted each room in his home a different color

Goethe was ever fascinated by colors and painted each room in his home a different color

Newtons prism experiments were flawed and Goethe proved it.

Newtons prism experiments were flawed and Goethe proved it.

 

Theory of Colours (original German title Zur Farbenlehre) is a work by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe about the poet’s views on the nature of colours and how these are perceived by humans. Published in 1810, it contains some of the earliest published descriptions of phenomena such as coloured shadows, refraction, and chromatic aberration.

[citation needed] The work originated in Goethe’s occupation with painting and mainly exerted an influence onto the arts (Philipp Otto Runge, J. M. W. Turner, the Pre-Raphaelites, Wassily Kandinsky).
Although Goethe’s work was rejected by physicists, a number of philosophers and physicists have concerned themselves with it, including Thomas Johann Seebeck, Arthur Schopenhauer (see: On Vision and Colors), Hermann von Helmholtz, Rudolf Steiner, Ludwig Wittgenstein, Werner Heisenberg, Kurt Gödel, and Mitchell Feigenbaum.
Goethe’s book provides a catalogue of how colour is perceived in a wide variety of circumstances, and considers Isaac Newton’s observations to be special cases. Unlike Newton, Goethe’s concern was not so much with the analytic treatment of colour, as with the qualities of how phenomena are perceived. Philosophers have come to understand the distinction between the optical spectrum, as observed by Newton, and the phenomenon of human colour perception as presented by Goethe — a subject analyzed at length by Wittgenstein in his exegesis of Goethe in Remarks on Colour.

 

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