Philosophy Compass 9 (6):382-391 (2014)

Yasmina Jraissati
American University of Beirut
What makes it the case that we draw the boundary between “blue” and “green” where we draw it? Do we draw this boundary where we draw it because our perceptual system is biologically determined in this way? Or is it culture and language that guide the way we categorize colors? These two possible answers have shaped the historical discussion opposing so-called universalists to relativists. Yet, the most recent theoretical developments on color categorization reveal the limits of such a polarization
Keywords Color  Categorization  Language  Perception  Sapir-Whorf  Basic color terms theory
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DOI 10.1111/phc3.12131
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