Color and transparency
Author: Mizrahi, Vivian
Source: Rivista di estetica, Volume 50, Number 43, March 2010 , pp. 181-192(12)
Publisher: Rosenberg & Sellier
Abstract:In this paper I argue that all transparent objects are colorless. This thesis is important for at least three reasons. First, if transparent objects are colorless, there is no need to distinguish between colors which characterize three-dimensional bodies, like transparent colors, and colors which lie on the surface of objects. Second, traditional objections against color physicalism relying on transparent colors are rendered moot. Finally, an improved understanding of the relations between colors, light and transparency is provided.
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: March 2010
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