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Johann Wolfgang Goethe is an author not only of poetry, fiction and drama, but of natural science as well. In his scientific work Theory of Colours (Zur Farbenlehre), Goethe rejects Newton’s Optics. Although Goethe’s physical observations are false, we have to agree with his statement that human emotional life is not always simply subjective and unexpected. The paper presents Goethe’s considerations on sensual-moral effect of colours, which claim the emotional reactions caused by individual colours to be regular and predictable.
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