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Relationalism Defended: Ontology

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/9780199556168.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Philosophy of Mind

Addressing a series of challenges to the color relationalist's ontology is the main goal of this chapter. The first objection concerns the large plurality of color properties recognized by color ... More


Color Relationalism and Color Phenomenology

Jonathan Cohen

in Perceiving the World

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780195386196
eISBN:
9780199866748
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195386196.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, General

Color relationalism is the view that colors are constituted in terms of relations between subjects and objects. Despite its other merits, many have been convinced that relationalism conflicts ... 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


Summary Conclusion

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/9780199556168.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Philosophy of Mind

In summary, the start of this essay provided two accounts of the nature of color in terms of a distinction between relationalist accounts and non-relationalist accounts. A novel taxonomy of the ... More


The Red and the Real: An Essay on Color Ontology

Jonathan Cohen

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199556168
eISBN:
9780191701672
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199556168.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Philosophy of Mind

This book offers a new approach to longstanding philosophical puzzles about what colors are and how they fit into the natural world. The author argues for a role-functionalist treatment of color — a ... More


Role Functionalism and Its Relationalist Rivals

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/9780199556168.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter compares role functionalism with other forms of color relationalism that have attracted philosophical adherents and argues that these alternative forms of relationalism all have serious ... More


Introduction: The Space of Options

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/9780199556168.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Philosophy of Mind

In this chapter, the author first presents a standard taxonomy of the major alternative positions about color ontology. The distinction between color realism and color irrealism is explored. Several ... More


The Argument From Perceptual Variation

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/9780199556168.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Philosophy of Mind

An argument for color relationalism based on the phenomenon of perceptual variation, which the author considers as the core argument for relationalism is presented in this chapter. Several different ... More


It’s Not Easy Being Green: Hardin and Color Relationalism

Jonathan Cohen

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/9780262013857.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter aims to defend relationalism against C. L. Hardin’s most recent criticisms of it. Hardin is a philosopher who has arguably changed the world through his work Color for Philosophers: ... More


Perceiving the World

Bence Nanay (ed.)

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780195386196
eISBN:
9780199866748
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195386196.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General

Philosophy of perception has recently become one of the most important and most central subfields of philosophical research.This book aims to give a representative sample of the new approaches in ... More


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