Version of Record online: 20 JAN 2011
© 2011 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
Volume 45, Issue 4, pages 751–775, December 2011
How to Cite
Kalderon, M. E. (2011), Color Illusion. Noûs, 45: 751–775. doi: 10.1111/j.1468-0068.2010.00781.x
- Issue online: 16 NOV 2011
- Version of Record online: 20 JAN 2011
As standardly conceived, an illusion is an experience of an object o appearing F where o is not in fact F. Paradigm examples of color illusion, however, do not fit this pattern. A diagnosis of this uncovers different sense of appearance talk that is the basis of a dilemma for the standard conception. The dilemma is only a challenge. But if the challenge cannot be met, then any conception of experience, such as representationalism, that is committed to the standard conception is false. Perhaps surprisingly, naïve realism provides a better account of color illusion.