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Red and ‘Red’

Galen Strawson

in Real Materialism: and Other Essays

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199267422
eISBN:
9780191708343
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199267422.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter argues for the claim that although colour words like ‘red’ are essentially ‘phenomenal-quality’ words — i.e., words for properties whose whole and essential nature can be and is fully ... More


Manipulating Colour: Pounding an Almond

John Campbell

in Perceptual Experience

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199289769
eISBN:
9780191711046
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199289769.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter considers the role that the experience of colour plays in having colour concepts. It is argued that the experience which is relevant to having colour concepts is experience that informs ... More


The Folk Theory of Colours and the Causes of Colour Experience

Peter Menzies

in Minds, Ethics, and Conditionals: Themes from the Philosophy of Frank Jackson

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199267989
eISBN:
9780191708268
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199267989.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

The subject of colour has long fascinated Frank Jackson. Perhaps one reason that colours have fascinated Jackson is that they represent a striking instance of what he has called a ‘location problem’. ... More


Relationalism Defended: Phenomenology

JONATHAN COHEN

in The Red and the Real: An Essay on Color Ontology

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199556168
eISBN:
9780191701672
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199556168.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Philosophy of Mind

A relationalist treatment of the phenomenology of color is offered in this chapter. It explores the accusation that color relationalism is inconsistent with the ordinary color phenomenology, and that ... More


Wittgenstein on the Role of Experience in Understanding Language

John Campbell

in Wittgenstein and the Philosophy of Mind

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199737666
eISBN:
9780199933372
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199737666.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, General

This chapter concerns the role of perception in understanding. More specifically, it investigates the role that conscious experience plays in a subject’s coming to understand the meaning of a word ... More


Outerness without Ontological Commitment

M. Chirimuuta

in Outside Color: Perceptual Science and the Puzzle of Color in Philosophy

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780262029087
eISBN:
9780262327435
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262029087.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

Numerous authors have claimed that color relationism is simply not compatible with the deliverances of introspectible experience. But is the non-relationality of color as easily recovered from ... More


Color Experience: A Semantic Theory

Mohan Matthen

in Color Ontology and Color Science

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262013857
eISBN:
9780262312493
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262013857.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter presents a semantic theory of color experience, on which color experience represents or denotes color properties, and attributes these properties to visual objects. Utilizing the concept ... More


Colors as Primitive Dispositions

Hagit Benbaji

in Oxford Studies in Metaphysics: Volume 10

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
March 2017
ISBN:
9780198791973
eISBN:
9780191834196
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198791973.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

“Primitivist dispositionalism” combines the basic insights worth saving from dispositionalism and primitivism, by taking color to be an “appearance property,” such as your aunt’s looking young, her ... More


Color Ontology and Color Science

Jonathan Cohen and Mohan Matthen (eds)

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262013857
eISBN:
9780262312493
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262013857.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

Philosophers and scientists have long speculated about the nature of color. Atomists such as Democritus thought color to be “conventional,” not real; Galileo and other key figures of the Scientific ... More


Mind-Independence

Keith Allen

in A Naïve Realist Theory of Colour

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
December 2016
ISBN:
9780198755364
eISBN:
9780191816659
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198755364.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter argues for Mind-Independence, the claim that colours are properties of things in our environment whose essential nature is constitutively independent of the experiences of perceiving ... More


Revelation

Keith Allen

in A Naïve Realist Theory of Colour

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
December 2016
ISBN:
9780198755364
eISBN:
9780191816659
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198755364.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter considers the relationship between naïve realist theories of colour and the epistemological thesis that Johnston calls ‘Revelation’: the thesis that the essential natures of the colours ... More


Causation

Keith Allen

in A Naïve Realist Theory of Colour

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
December 2016
ISBN:
9780198755364
eISBN:
9780191816659
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198755364.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter considers a common line of objection to Distinctness: the Causal Exclusion Argument. According to the Causal Exclusion Argument, distinct mind-independent colours are causally excluded ... More


Outside Color: Perceptual Science and the Puzzle of Color in Philosophy

M. Chirimuuta

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780262029087
eISBN:
9780262327435
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262029087.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

Is color real or illusory, mind independent or mind dependent? The metaphysical debate over color has gone on at least since the seventeenth century. In this book, M. Chirimuuta draws on contemporary ... More


Phenomenal Intentionality and Secondary Qualities: The Quixotic Case of Color

Terry Horgan

in Does Perception Have Content?

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
December 2014
ISBN:
9780199756018
eISBN:
9780199395255
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199756018.003.0014
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter sets forth and defends a position concerning the content of visual color-experiences, the content of color-attributing judgments, and the metaphysics of color. Color experiences have ... More


Color and its Questions

M. Chirimuuta

in Outside Color: Perceptual Science and the Puzzle of Color in Philosophy

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780262029087
eISBN:
9780262327435
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262029087.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter introduces the reader to the philosophical debate around color and gives an overview of the central themes and conclusions of the book. It proposes that there are two distinct ways of ... More


Color and Color Experience: Colors as Ways of Appearing

Joseph Levine

in Quality and Content: Essays on Consciousness, Representation, and Modality

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
April 2018
ISBN:
9780198800088
eISBN:
9780191839863
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198800088.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, Metaphysics/Epistemology

In this paper I investigate the problems for “locating” color in the world, surveying the various subjectivist and objectivist positions and finding them wanting. I then argue that the problem is ... More


The Color of Blindness

Ellyn Kaschak

in Sight Unseen: Gender and Race Through Blind Eyes

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231172905
eISBN:
9780231539531
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231172905.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This chapter explores the experiences of another blind person—this time a woman named Isabel—with particular focus on issues of gender and sexual orientation. Unlike the previous chapter's case ... More


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