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Can colour be reduced to anything?

Dedrick, Don (1996) Can colour be reduced to anything? [Journal (Paginated)]

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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.

Item Type:Journal (Paginated)
Keywords:colour, reduction, Hardin, Matthen, chromatic subjectivism, chromatic objectivism.
Subjects:Philosophy > Philosophy of Science
ID Code:374
Deposited By:Dedrick, Don
Deposited On:16 Dec 1998
Last Modified:11 Mar 2011 08:53

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