Click here and press the right key for the next slide (or swipe left)
Press the left key to go backwards (or swipe right)
Press n to toggle whether notes are shown (or add '?notes' to the url before the #)
Press m or double tap to slide thumbnails (menu)
Press ? at any time to show the keyboard shortcuts
‘If someone with normal color vision looks at a tomato in good light, the tomato will appear to have a distinctive property—a property that strawberries and cherries also appear to have, and which we call ‘red’ in English’
(Byrne & Hilbert 2003, p. 4)
It is a ‘subject-determining platitude’ that ‘“red” denotes the property of an object putatively presented in visual experience when that object looks red’, and likewise for other colour terms.
(Jackson 1996, pp. 199–200)
Does ‘“red” denote the property of an object putatively presented in visual experience when that object looks red’?
1. There is a property denoted by ‘red’ which some objects have; call this property red.
2. If the property red (say) is presented in visual experience, then things which have this property thereby differ in visual appearance from things which do not have it.
Do red things differ in visual appearance from non-red things?