Barry Stroud, the Quest for reality: Subjectivism and the metaphysics of colour

Noûs 37 (3):537-554 (2003)

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Jonathan Cohen
University of California, San Diego
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In The Quest for Reality: Subjectivism and the Metaphysics of Colour [Stroud, 2000], Barry Stroud carries out an ambitious attack on various forms of irrealism and subjectivism about color. The views he targets - those that would deny a place in objective reality to the colors - have a venerable history in philosophy. Versions of them have been defended by Galileo, Descartes, Boyle, Locke, and Hume; more recently, forms of these positions have been articulated by Williams, Smart, Mackie, Ryle, and Hardin, among others. Stroud's aim is to argue not only that these writers fail to make their cases, but that no conceivable argument could ever convince us that colors are not a part of objective reality
Keywords Color  Metaphysics  Reality  Subjectivism  Stroud, B
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DOI 10.1111/1468-0068.00450
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