Acta Analytica

, Volume 26, Issue 2, pp 187-197

First online:

Silhouettes are Shadows

  • Jonathan WestphalAffiliated withSchool of Cognitive Science, Adele Simmons Hall (ASH), Hampshire College Email author 

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Sorensen’s celebrated problem about the eclipse of Near and Far is given a solution in which what is seen is Far, silhouetted. Near cannot be seen, as it is in the shadow of Far. A silhouette is a shadow. The so–called “Yale Puzzle” is a linguistic confusion.


Seeing Shadows Silhouette Sorensen Syzygy