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What, if anything, are colours relative to?

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Colours have been described as relative to observers, relative to the circumstances in which they are observed, relative to languages and even as relative to ‘the human perceptual standpoint’ or, less chauvinistically, ‘the perceptual point of view’. As this variety of relativisms suggests, the blanket claim that colours are relative and the blanket denial of this claim are equally unhelpful. We need to ask what, if anything, are colours relative to. This is the first question I shall address...

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10.1017/S0031819105000422

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
HUMS
Department:
Philosophy Faculty
Oxford college:
Queen's College
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Cambridge University Press Publisher's website
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Philosophy Journal website
Volume:
80
Issue:
4
Pages:
475-494
Publication date:
2005-10-01
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1469-817X
ISSN:
0031-8191
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English
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2008-03-14

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