SP20 PHIL493/593

Color and Color Perception
Professor: Wayne Wright

This course examines philosophical and empirical research on color experience and the nature of color. Much of the course will center around philosophers’ handling of the issue of whether colors exist and, if they do, what they are and what we might know about them. Considerable attention will be given to the question of what a theory of color ought to look like, particularly if such a theory is supposed to be relevant to scientific research. Other topics to be considered include color constancy, the status of the unique hue construct, and color language.