Behavioral and Brain Sciences

Author's Response
Saunders & van Brakel: Colour categorization

Colour: An exosomatic organ?

B. A. C. Saunders a1 and J. van Brakel a2
a1 Centre for Social and Cultural Anthropology, University of Leuven, 3000 Leuven, Belgium
a2 Institute of Philosophy, University of Leuven, 3000 Leuven, Belgium


Sections R1 to R3 attempt to take the sting out of hostile commentaries. Sections R4 to R5 engage Berlin and Kay and the World Color Survey to correct the record. Section R6 begins the formulation of a new theory of colour as an engineering project with a technological developmental trajectory. It is recommended that the colour space be abandoned.