Alex Byrne: Readings on Color V 1 – The Philosophy of
The Philosophy of Color
Color is an endlessly fascinating subject to philosophers, scientists, and laypersons, as well an an instructive microcosm of cognitive science. In thesetwo anthologies, Alex Byrne and David Hilbert present a survey of the importantrecent philosophical and scientific writings on color. The introduction to volume 1provides a philosophical background and links the philosophical issues to theempirical work covered in volume 2. The bibliography in volume 1 is an extensiveresource for those doing philosophical work on color. The scientific selections involume 2 present work in color science that is relevant to philosophical thinkingabout color; the material is comprehensive and sophisticated enough to be useful tothe scientific reader. The introduction to volume 2 is an overview of color science;the volume also contains suggestions for further reading.
Alex Byrne is Professor of Philosophy at MIT and the coeditor of Fact and Value: Essays on Ethics and Metaphysics for Judith Jarvis Thomson (2001) and Readings on Color, volumes 1 and 2 (1997), all published by the MIT Press.