Color objectivism and color pluralism

Dialectica 60 (3):283-306 (2006)
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Vivian Mizrahi
University of Geneva
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Most objectivist and dispositionalist theories of color have tried to resolve the challenge raised by color variations by drawing a distinction between real and apparent colors. This paper considers such a strategy to be fundamentally erroneous. The high degree of variability of colors constitutes a crucial feature of colors and color perception; it cannot be avoided without leaving aside the real nature of color. The objectivist theory of color defended in this paper holds that objects have locally many different objective colors. Most color variations are then real and result from the extreme richness of color properties.
Keywords REALISM   VISION  color  physicalism  reflectance  relationalism  pluralism
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DOI 10.1111/j.1746-8361.2006.01070.x
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