In 2020, Routledge will publish The Routledge Handbook of Philosophy of Colour, edited by Derek H. Brown and Fiona Macpherson, in the Routledge Handbooks in Philosophy series. Derek H. Brown is Senior Lecturer in the Department of Philosophy at the University of Glasgow, Scotland, where he is also deputy director of the Centre for the Study of Perceptual Experience. Fiona Macpherson, FRSE, MAE, is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Glasgow, Scotland, where she is also director of the Centre for the Study of Perceptual Experience.
From the publisher’s description of The Routledge Handbook of Philosophy of Colour:
From David Hume’s famous puzzle about ‘the missing shade of blue’ to current research into the science of colour, the topic of colour is an incredibly fertile region of study and debate, cutting across philosophy of mind, epistemology, metaphysics and aesthetics as well as psychology. Debates about the nature of our experience of colour and the nature of colour itself are central to contemporary discussion and argument in philosophy of mind and psychology, and philosophy of perception.
This outstanding Handbook contains twenty-nine specially commissioned contributions by leading philosophers and examines the most important aspects of philosophy of colour. It is organised into six parts:
- The Importance of Colour to Philosophy
- The Science and Spaces of Colour
- Colour Phenomena
- Colour Ontology
- Colour Experience and Epistemology
- Language, Categories and Thought
The Routledge Handbook of Philosophy of Colour is essential reading for students and researchers in philosophy of mind and psychology, epistemology, metaphysics and aesthetics, as well as for those interested in conceptual issues in the psychology of colour.