The Self-Locating Property Theory of Color

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Abstract

The paper reviews the empirical evidence for highly significant variation across perceivers in hue perception and argues that color physicalism cannot accommodate this variability. Two views that can accommodate the individual differences in hue perception are considered: the self-locating property theory, according to which colors are self-locating properties, and color relationalism, according to which colors are relations to perceivers and viewing conditions. It is subsequently argued that on a plausible rendition of the two views, the self-locating theory has a slight advantage over color relationalism in being truer to the phenomenology of our color experiences.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)133-147
Number of pages15
JournalMinds and Machines
Volume25
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - May 27 2015

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Keywords

  • Color physicalism
  • Color relationalism
  • Color relativism
  • Self-locating properties
  • Self-locating property theory of color
  • Synesthesia
  • Variation in color perception

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Philosophy

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The Self-Locating Property Theory of Color. / Brogaard, Berit.

In: Minds and Machines, Vol. 25, No. 2, 27.05.2015, p. 133-147.

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