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Question posted on June 20, 2013; 1 response
I've read a few philosophers write that color theorists typically divide into two camps of those who say colors are scientific properties of objects and those who say that color only exists in the mind and are therefor subjective and...
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Question posted on May 15, 2013; 2 responses
Are colors subjective or objective or both?...
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Question posted on May 9, 2013; 1 response
According to Kant intuitions without concepts are blind. I'm not sure I understand this but suppose the color red is an intuition and the awareness of the color as red or a more rudimentary awareness of the color red is...
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Question posted on March 21, 2013; 1 response
I have read that subjectivity means something which is unique to a person's perspective. An example of something subjective might be color, but is that really something unique to a perspective? If a person is aware of a color isn't...
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Question posted on January 31, 2013; 2 responses
One of my friends recently stated: "black is not a colour. It is the entire absence of it, both physically and neurochemically." But can this be right? I understand what my friend is saying in that things appear black when...
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Question posted on July 5, 2012; 2 responses
why do we associate different colors with different things? for example, blue is consistently associated with either feeling 'down' or 'relaxed'. black, while considered fashionable is generally considered a morose color. so, why do we feel a need to attribute...
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Question posted on June 14, 2012; 2 responses
Red seems exciting but blue seems calming. That is not the only thing that could be said about those colors. But is the reason those colors have the effects that they have because of something about the color themselves or...
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Question posted on December 2, 2011; 1 response
When I see a pink ice cube, then I see a coloured three-dimensional material object; and it seems to me that its colour is equally spatially extended. But isn't it a category mistake to speak of three-dimensional colours rather than...
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Question posted on August 25, 2011; 1 response
About philosophy of color: It's very interesting but I'm having trouble understanding it because most of the works I encountered aren't "beginner-friendly". My question is, what exactly is color relationalism and what does this have to do with phenomenology? Thank...
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Question posted on July 29, 2011; 1 response
Is color an inherent part of the universe? If colors are actually made up of different wavelenghts then do colors actually only exist in our minds? How then can cameras capture colors? ...
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Question posted on July 29, 2011; 1 response
Is it possible to imagine a color you've never seen before? --Noah L., age 10...
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Question posted on June 25, 2011; 1 response
We conventionally assume that an object's color is an inherent property of the object. Yet color is merely the wavelength of light reflected and its impact on our retinas. When white objects are placed under certain lighting conditions,...
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Question posted on March 2, 2011; 1 response
If something as blatant as the color green can be said to not exist isn't conceivable that nothing exists?...
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Question posted on December 8, 2010; 1 response
Do colors have an independent existence? ...
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Question posted on October 14, 2010; 1 response
Is there an infinite number of colors? It occurs to me that, given our neurophysiology, there is only a finite number of colors that any human can actually see (the same could surely be said for any animal whatsoever). In...
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Question posted on September 2, 2010; 1 response
I'm going to be a senior in high school and I've found philosophy podcasts to be a great way to sample the thoughts of famous philosophers without having to drudge through esoteric forests of essays. Between listening to Philosophy Bites...
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Question posted on July 22, 2010; 1 response
How are we to define colors? I have two suggestions, but I donít know where to go from here: (1) they could be defined based on the particular subjective experiences (particular qualia) themselves or they could be defined based on...
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Question posted on June 30, 2010; 1 response
If everybody in the world thought blue was the best color, would it be a fact that blue is the best color? --Josh, age 11 ...
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Question posted on June 8, 2010; 2 responses
Wittgenstein once said that the world is the totality of facts. It seems to me that at least in the case of color this theory doesn't apply. What facts can be said about the "redness" of a red object. Perhaps...
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Question posted on March 19, 2010; 1 response
Are there logical relations between colors? For instance, is it logically true that red and blue make purple?...
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