The Red and the Real: An Essay on Color Ontology (BOK)

Jonathan Cohen

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The Red and the Real offers a new approach to longstanding philosophical puzzles about what colors are and how they fit into the natural world. Jonathan Cohen argues for a role-functionalist treatment of color - a view according to which colors are identical to certain functional roles involving perceptual effects on subjects. Cohen first argues (on broadly empirical grounds) for the more general relationalist view that colors are constituted in terms of relations between objects, perceivers, and viewing conditions. He responds to semantic, ontological, and phenomenological objections against this thesis, and argues that relationalism offers the best hope of respecting both empirical results and ordinary belief about color. He then defends the more specific role functionalist-account by contending that the latter is the most plausible form of color relationalism.

Produktfakta

Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Innbundet
Utgitt 2009 Forfatter Jonathan Cohen
Forlag
Oxford University Press
ISBN 9780199556168
Antall sider 280 Dimensjoner 16,2cm x 24,1cm x 1,9cm
Vekt 641 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd
Emner og form Philosophy: metaphysics & ontology