Behavioral and Brain Sciences

Short Communication

Perceptual variation and access to colors

Edward Wilson Averill a1

a1 Philosophy Department, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX 79409 www.philosophy/


To identify the set of reflectances that constitute redness, the authors must first determine which surfaces are red. They do this by relying on widespread agreement among us. However, arguments based on the possible ways in which humans would perceive colors show that mere widespread agreement among us is not a satisfactory way to determine which surfaces are red.