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Outside Color: Perceptual Science and the Puzzle of Color in Philosophy

M. Chirimuuta


Is color real or illusory, mind independent or mind dependent? The metaphysical debate over color has gone on at least since the seventeenth century. In this book, M. Chirimuuta draws on contemporary perceptual science to address these questions. Her account integrates historical philosophical debates, contemporary work in the philosophy of color, and recent findings in neuroscience and vision science to propose a novel theory of the relationship between color and physical reality. Chirimuuta offers an overview of philosophy’s approach to the problem of color, finds the origins of much of the ... More

Keywords: analytical philosophy, philosophy of perception, philosophy of mind, philosophy of cognitive science, color, color ontology, color experience, vision science, Scientific Revolution

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780262029087
Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: January 2016 DOI:10.7551/mitpress/9780262029087.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

M. Chirimuuta, author
University of Pittsburgh