Behavioral and Brain Sciences

Authors' Response

Color realism redux

Alex Byrne a1 and David R. Hilbert a2

a1 Department of Linguistics and Philosophy, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA 02139
a2 Department of Philosophy and Laboratory of Integrative Neuroscience, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL 60607


Our reply is in three parts. The first part concerns some foundational issues in the debate about color realism. The second part addresses the many objections to the version of physicalism about color (“productance physicalism”) defended in the target article. The third part discusses the leading alternative approaches and theories endorsed by the commentators.