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Variation Revisited: Objections and Responses

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/9780199556168.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter attempts to consider and respond to a series of challenges against the argument from perceptual variation. Three classes of objections are illustrated. The first concerns suggestions to ... 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


Perceptual Variation

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/9780198755364.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter defends Mind-Independence against a prominent line of objection: the Argument from Perceptual Variation. Coloured objects appear differently to different perceivers and in different ... More


Words for Sensible Qualities and the Problem of Perceptual Variation

Mario Gómez-Torrente

in Roads to Reference: An Essay on Reference Fixing in Natural Language

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
December 2019
ISBN:
9780198846277
eISBN:
9780191881404
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198846277.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

This chapter proposes a picture of reference fixing for color adjectives and adjectives for other sensible qualities, according to which the relevant reference-fixing conventions allow those ... More


Perceptual Variation and Relativism

John Morrison

in Epistemology After Sextus Empiricus

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780190946302
eISBN:
9780190946333
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190946302.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

There is variation in how people perceive colors and other secondary qualities. The challenge of perceptual variation is to say whose perceptions are accurate. According to Sextus, Protagoras’ ... 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


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