Color Constancy and Russellian Representationalism
Thompson (Brad)
Source: Forthcoming in Australasian Journal of Philosophy
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  1. Representationalism, the view that phenomenal character supervenes1 on intentional content, has attracted a wide following in recent years.
  2. Most representationalists have adopted Russellian representationalism, the view that phenomenal content is a kind of Russellian content.
  3. I argue that Russellian representationalism conflicts with the everyday experience of color constancy. Due to color constancy, Russellianism is unable to simultaneously give a proper account of the phenomenal content of color experience and do justice to its phenomenology.


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