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The Quest for Reality: Subjectivism and the Metaphysics of Colour

Barry Stroud


Explores the metaphysical question of the relation between reality and human perceptions, thoughts and beliefs with reference to colours. Posits an absolute independent reality of which knowledge is sought through the testing of beliefs about it, and analyses physicalism and scientific explanation in an attempt to argue that, though colour's reality may be rejected, colour cannot be properly referred to or explained through exclusive reference to scientific facts and physicalism or through the language of science since colour is understood as belonging to the realm of psychological facts. Util ... More

Keywords: Belief, Colour, Metaphysical error theory, Objectivism, Perception, Physicalism, Reality, Science, Subjectivism, Thought

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2002 Print ISBN-13: 9780195151886
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2003 DOI:10.1093/0195151887.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Barry Stroud, author
University of California, Berkeley
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