Perceptual objects may have nonphysical properties

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    Byrne & Hilbert defend color realism, which assumes that: (a) colors are properties of objects; (b) these objects are physical; hence, (c) colors are physical properties. I accept (a), agree that in a certain sense (b) can be defended, but reject (c). Colors are properties of perceptual objects - which also have underlying physical properties - but they are not physical properties.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)22-23
    Number of pages2
    JournalBehavioral and Brain Sciences
    Issue number1
    StatePublished - 1 Feb 2003

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Neuropsychology and Physiological Psychology
    • Physiology
    • Behavioral Neuroscience


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