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

2015.10.21 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews M. Chirimuuta, Outside Color: Perceptual Science and the Puzzle of Color in Philosophy, MIT Press, 2015, 245pp., $40.00 (hbk),
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2015.10.21 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews M. Chirimuuta, Outside Color: Perceptual Science and the Puzzle of Color in Philosophy, MIT Press, 2015, 245pp., $40.00 (hbk), ISBN 9780262029087. Reviewed by Jonathan Cohen, University of California, San Diego This book is a bold attempt to ask philosophical questions about color in new ("outside") ways -- to place "within the frame of history and philosophy of science, topics typically classified as belonging to the philosophy of mind and perception" (214). In addition to its focus on the history and philosophy of science, it is especially well-informed by recent work in the psychophysics and neuroscience of color vision. M. Chirimuuta is unafraid in urging that empirical currents in these fields motivate overturning philosophical orthodoxy in favor of new and iconoclastic positions, including an "adverbialist" form of color relationalism on which colors qualify perceptual events rather than distal. . .

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