Color relationalism and relativism

Topics in Cognitive Science 9 (1):172-192 (2017)
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This paper critically examines color relationalism and color relativism, two theories of color that are allegedly supported by variation in normal human color vision. We mostly discuss color relationalism, defended at length in Jonathan Cohen's The Red and the Real, and argue that the theory has insuperable problems.


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Alex Byrne
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
David R. Hilbert
University of Illinois, Chicago

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