Color and its Place in Nature

PHIL 2020P S01 [CRN: 15622]

Focuses on the nature and status of color, an instance of the ancient puzzle of appearance vs. reality. We will begin by examining contemporary realist views of color (Armstrong, Byrne and Hilbert, Tye). Then we will take a look at irrealist approaches (Chalmers, Pautz). Finally we will look at “relativist views” (Jonathan Cohen, Jack Spencer). Although the focus will be on color, we will also sometimes discuss other sensible properties (audible qualities, olfactory qualities, etc.)
Term
Fall 2017
Meetings
14:00 - 17:00 Thu - from Sep 6, 2017 to Dec 21, 2017