Across the Surface of Measureless Grey

The Biloxi Fault?

If you’re in the Auburn area tomorrow (Feb. 22), drop by the Gnu’s Room (the bookshop/coffeeshop at the corner of Gay & Samford, next to Amsterdam Café) from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. for coffee and philosophy. The AU Philosophy Club is hosting a public forum on the philosophy of colour; I’ll be on the panel, arguing that Ayn Rand’s theory of colour is too Kantian.

Here’s the poster for the event; kudos to anyone who can identify a) who the person depicted in the poster is, and b) why he was chosen for the poster. (Charles Johnson and David Gordon are not eligible.)


3 Responses to Across the Surface of Measureless Grey

  1. David K. February 22, 2012 at 10:41 am #

    This is Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, who wrote a book on the theory of colors (Zur Farbenlehre).

  2. John George Archer February 24, 2012 at 6:21 am #

    I thought perhaps Issac Newton: Optics,sticking pins in eyes etc. Next time.

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