David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
Erkenntnis 66 (1-2):271 - 285 (2007)
Dispositional theories of the colours of objects identify an object’s having a certain colour with its being such that it would produce perceptions of certain kinds in perceivers of certain kinds under certain specified conditions. Without doubting that objects have dispositions to produce perceptions of certain kinds, this paper questions whether the relevant kinds of perceptions, perceivers, and conditions can be specified in a way that (i) does not rely on acceptance of any objects as being coloured in a non-dispositional sense and (ii) secures the necessity of the identity between an object’s having the disposition so specified and its having the colour in question. Accepting any theory that looked as if it succeeded on both these counts would require an explanation of why a parallel identity does not hold for an object’s disposition to produce, e.g., perceptions of shape
|Keywords||Philosophy Logic Ethics Ontology Epistemology Philosophy|
|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
No citations found.
Similar books and articles
Keith Allen (2010). In Defence of Natural Daylight. Pacific Philosophical Quarterly 91 (1):1-18.
Joshua Gert (2006). A Realistic Colour Realism. Australasian Journal of Philosophy 84 (4):565 – 589.
David R. Hilbert (1998). Theories of Colour. In Edward Craig (ed.), The Encyclopdia of Philosophy. Routledge.
Alex Byrne & David R. Hilbert (2002). Philosophical Issues About Colour Vision. In L. Nagel (ed.), Encyclopedia of Cognitive Science. Macmillan.
Ralph Schumacher (2007). Guest Editor's Introduction. Erkenntnis 66 (1-2):1-8.
Added to index2009-01-28
Total downloads68 ( #25,361 of 1,413,415 )
Recent downloads (6 months)1 ( #154,636 of 1,413,415 )
How can I increase my downloads?