Croatian Journal of Philosophy

Volume 12, Issue 3, 2012

Keith Allen
Pages 331-350

Colour, Contextualism, and Self-Locating Contents

This paper considers two accounts of the way that colours are represented in perception, thought, and language that are consistent with relationalist theories of colour: Jonathan Cohen’s contextualist semantics for colour ascriptions, and Andy Egan’s suggestion that colour ascriptions have self-locating contents. I argue that colours are not represented in perception, thought, or language as mind-dependent relational properties.