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Color

Berit Brogaard

in Philosophy

ISBN: 9780195396577
Published online May 2010 | | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/obo/9780195396577-0021
Color

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The nature of the colors—what they are like, whether they are instantiated by objects or are projected by our minds, and whether their nature is revealed to us in color perception—has been one of the central topics in philosophy for centuries. Debates over the nature of the colors, as they appear in contemporary philosophical debates influenced by the Moderns, are driven by a concern to find a place for color within a scientifically respectable ontology. This entry focuses on the contemporary philosophical debates over the nature of color. Issues in the anthropology and semantics of color terms and the historical debate about colors will not be dealt with, except in passing.

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Subjects: Philosophy ; Aesthetics and Philosophy of Art ; Epistemology ; Feminist Philosophy ; History of Western Philosophy ; Metaphysics ; Moral Philosophy ; Non-Western Philosophy ; Philosophy of Language ; Philosophy of Law ; Philosophy of Mathematics and Logic ; Philosophy of Mind ; Philosophy of Religion ; Philosophy of Science ; Social and Political Philosophy

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