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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


Colours and Powers

Barry Stroud

in Philosophers Past and Present: Selected Essays

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199608591
eISBN:
9780191729621
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199608591.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

In his masterly book on Locke, Michael Ayers criticizes Locke's conception of colour-words as primarily naming simple ideas of colour while ‘secondarily’ naming whatever it is in objects that causes ... More


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