When readers look at the patch below they have a colour experience of the patch. This chapter includes ways of describing our colour experiences. A common way in English is to use a sentence whose main verb is ‘look’. The chapter describes readers colour experience of the patch above, for example, using the following ‘look’ sentence:The patch looks grey to readers. This description does not completely specify their colour experience, because ‘grey’ is too general a colour term, but it is still a true description. In our visual experience uses of ‘look’ sentences readers use, as the complement of ‘look’, expressions from a variety of syntactic categories. Here are some that they might use to describe readers colour experience of the patch. The chapter considers a fairly exhaustive list of our various purported uses of ‘look’ sentences, and argues in each case that either if there is such a use then it is not a visual experience use.
|Title of host publication||The Routledge handbook of philosophy of colour|
|Editors||Derek H Brown, Fiona Macpherson|
|Publisher||Taylor & Francis|
|Number of pages||16|
|ISBN (Electronic)||9781351048514, 9781351048521|
|Publication status||E-pub ahead of print - 28 Sep 2020|