Behavioral and Brain Sciences

Short Communication

Why not color physicalism without color absolutism?

Zoltán Jakab a1 and Brian P. McLaughlin a2

a1 Department of Psychology, Center for Cognitive Science, Rutgers University, Piscataway, NJ 08854-8020
a2 Department of Philosophy, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ 08901


We make three points. First, the concept of productance value that the authors propose in their defense of color physicalism fails to do the work for which it is intended. Second, the authors fail to offer an adequate physicalist account of what they call the hue-magnitudes. Third, their answer to the problem of individual differences faces serious difficulties.