If youre in the Auburn area tomorrow (Feb. 22), drop by the Gnus 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; Ill be on the panel, arguing that Ayn Rands theory of colour is too Kantian.
Heres 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.)
This is Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, who wrote a book on the theory of colors (Zur Farbenlehre).
I thought perhaps Issac Newton: Optics,sticking pins in eyes etc. Next time.