Silhouettes are Shadows
- Jonathan Westphal
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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.
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Volume 26, Issue 2 , pp 187-197
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- 1. School of Cognitive Science, Adele Simmons Hall (ASH), Hampshire College, 893 West Street, Amherst, MA, 01002, USA