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Colour categorization and the space between perception and language

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  30 August 2019

Don Dedrick
Philosophy Department, University of Victoria, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada V8W 3P4


We need to reconsider and reconceive the path that will take us from innate perceptual saliencies to basic (and perhaps other) colour language. There is a space between the perceptual and the linguistic levels that needs to be filled by an account of the rules that people use to generate relatively stable reference classes in a social context.

Open Peer Commentary
1997 Cambridge University Press

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