Philosophy of Science Supplement 3 (3):134-42 (1996)

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Don Dedrick
University of Guelph
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C. L. Hardin has argued that the colour opponency of the vision system leads to chromatic subjectivism: chromatic sensory states reduce to neurophysiological states. Much of the force of Hardin's argument derives from a critique of chromatic objectivism. On this view chromatic sensory states are held to reduce to an external property. While I agree with Hardin's critique of objectivism it is far from clear that the problems which beset objectivism do not apply to the subjectivist position as well. I develop a critique of subjectivism that parallels Hardin's anti-objectivist argument.
Keywords Color  Science  Subjectivism  Vision  Hardin, C
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DOI 10.1086/289945
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