Behavioral and Brain Sciences


Short Communication

Productance physicalism and a posteriori necessity


Don Dedrick a1

a1 Department of Philosophy and Institute of Cognitive Science, University of Louisiana at Lafayette, Lafayette, LA 70504-3770 dpd@louisiana.edu www.ucs.louisiana.edu/~dpd9999

Abstract

The problem of nonreflectors perceived as colored is the central problem for Byrne & Hilbert's (B&H's) physicalism. Vision scientists and other interested parties need to consider the motivation for their account of “productance physicalism.” Is B&H's theory motivated by scientific concerns or by philosophical interests intended to preserve a physicalist account of color as a posteriori necessary?



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