The Ontology of Some Afterimages


*Corresponding author for this work

Research output: Book Chapters | Papers in Conference ProceedingsBook ChapterResearchpeer-review


A good portion of the work in the ontology of color focuses on color properties, trying to figure out how they are related to more straightforwardly physical properties. Another focus is realism: are ordinary material objects such as pumpkins really colored? A third emphasis is the nature of what is referred to by the terms ‘what it’s like’ or ‘phenomenal character’, as applied to color. In contrast, this essay is exclusively about select color tokens. I will be arguing that whether or not ordinary objects such as pumpkins are colored, regardless of what the true theory of color properties is, and independently of any talk of phenomenal character or what-it’s-likeness, some afterimage experiences are very hard to fit into any plausible ontology, physicalist or not.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPhilosophy of Mind : Contemporary Perspectives
EditorsManuel CURADO, Steven S. GOUVEIA
PublisherCambridge Scholars
ISBN (Print)978152750006
Publication statusPublished - 2017


Dive into the research topics of 'The Ontology of Some Afterimages'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this