Behavioral and Brain Sciences

Short Communication

Have Byrne & Hilbert answered Hardin's challenge?

Adam Pautz a1

a1 Department of Philosophy, New York University, New York, NY 10003


I argue that Byrne & Hilbert (B&H) have not answered Hardin's objection to physicalism about color concerning the unitary-binary structure of the colors for two reasons. First, their account of unitary-binary structure seems unsatisfactory. Second, pace B&H, there are no physicalistically acceptable candidates to be the hue-magnitudes. I conclude with a question about the justification of physicalism about color.