David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
Philosophical Topics 33 (1):141-158 (2005)
We can start with a definition. “[C]olour constancy is the constancy of the perceived colours of surfaces under changes in the intensity and spectral composition of the illumination.” (Foster et al. 1997) Given the definition we can now ask a question: Does human color vision exhibit color constancy?1 The answer to the question depends in part on how we interpret it. If the question is understood as asking whether human color vision displays constancy for every possible scene across every possible illumination then the answer is no.2 If the question is understood as asking whether human color vision displays some degree of constancy for some scenes across some range of illuminants then the answer is yes. The more interesting questions involve characterizing the degree of constancy human vision displays, the types of scenes and ranges of illuminants for which approximate constancy can be achieved and the..
|Keywords||color constancy phenomenology|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
|Through your library|
References found in this work BETA
No references found.
Citations of this work BETA
Todd Ganson (2013). Are Color Experiences Representational? Philosophical Studies 166 (1):1-20.
Jeff Speaks (2011). Spectrum Inversion Without a Difference in Representation is Impossible. Philosophical Studies 156 (3):339-361.
René Jagnow (2009). How Representationalism Can Account for the Phenomenal Significance of Illumination. Phenomenology and the Cognitive Sciences 8 (4):551-572.
Joshua Gert (2010). Color Constancy, Complexity, and Counterfactual. Noûs 44 (4):669-690.
René Jagnow (2010). Shadow-Experiences and the Phenomenal Structure of Colors. Dialectica 64 (2):187-212.
Similar books and articles
Michael H. Brill (2001). Color Constancy: A Case for Multiple Levels and Paradigms. Behavioral and Brain Sciences 24 (4):658-658.
David R. Hilbert (2005). Color Constancy and the Complexity of Color. Philosophical Topics 33 (1):141-158.
Joshua Gert (2010). Color Constancy and the Color/Value Analogy. Ethics 121 (1):58-87.
Lawrence Arend & Adam Reeves (1986). Simultaneous Color Constancy. J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 3 (10):1743-1751.
Ian Gold (2001). The Evolution of Color Vision. Behavioral and Brain Sciences 24 (4):671-671.
Peter Bradley (2008). Constancy, Categories and Bayes: A New Approach to Representational Theories of Color Constancy. Philosophical Psychology 21 (5):601 – 627.
Jonathan Cohen (2008). Colour Constancy as Counterfactual. Australasian Journal of Philosophy 86 (1):61 – 92.
David Hilbert (2012). Constancy, Content, and Inference. In Gary Hatfield & Sarah Allred (eds.), Visual Experience: Sensation, Cognition, and Constancy. Oup Oxford. 199.
Brad J. Thompson (2006). Color Constancy and Russellian Representationalism. Australasian Journal of Philosophy 84 (1):75-94.
Added to index2009-09-11
Total downloads43 ( #42,484 of 1,101,919 )
Recent downloads (6 months)12 ( #19,560 of 1,101,919 )
How can I increase my downloads?