I review Barry Stroud's seminal discussion of color in The Quest for Reality. I suggest that his approach ultimately depends on a causal theory of reference for color terms; that he operates with an interpretationist version of a causal theory of reference. He also holds that color is not to be analyzed as a disposition of objects to produce color experiences in us. This puts a lot of pressure on his account of how exactly colors cause our thought and talk about color. I propose that we can best round out his discussion here by thinking of the way color causes our thought and talk about color in the context of a broader class of relations of intelligible causation.
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