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Primitive Colors: A Case Study in Neo-pragmatist Metaphysics and Philosophy of Perception

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2018.06.11 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Joshua Gert, Primitive Colors: A Case Study in Neo-pragmatist Metaphysics and Philosophy of Perception, Oxford University Press, 2017, 237 pp., $60.00, ISBN 9780198785910.   Reviewed by Pär Sundström, Umeå University Some think colours are properties of cucumbers and tomatoes. Others that they are properties of sense-data or visual experiences. Yet others think that colours are like the property of ruling by divine right: they are properties nothing has despite some beliefs to the contrary. One thing that nearly everyone agrees on in this debate is that something has a determinable colour, like red, blue or green, if and only if it has a determinate colour, i.e., a specific shade of red, blue and green. A centre-piece of this book is a rejection of that agreement. According to Gert, determinable colours, which he prefers to call "rough colours" or "objective colours", are properties of objects in... . . .

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