Colour, scepticism, and epistemology

Authored by: Duncan Pritchard , Christopher Ranalli

The Routledge handbook of philosophy of colour

Print publication date:  September  2020
Online publication date:  September  2020

Print ISBN: 9780415743037
eBook ISBN: 9781351048521
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Colours provide a paradigm example of how one can introduce sceptical challenges to our ordinary beliefs about the world. These sceptical challenges come in at least three forms: the Pyrrhonian challenge, the traditional problem of the external world, and the problem of acquaintance. The task of this chapter is to examine each of these challenges in turn.

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