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The Quest for RealitySubjectivism and the Metaphysics of Colour$
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Barry Stroud

Print publication date: 2002

Print ISBN-13: 9780195151886

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2003

DOI: 10.1093/0195151887.001.0001

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Introduction

Introduction

The Philosophical Project

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(p.3) 1 Introduction
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The Quest for Reality
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Barry Stroud (Contributor Webpage)

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/0195151887.003.0001

Outlines the philosophical quest for reality, and how humans are related to the real world through perceptions, thoughts and beliefs. A discussion of what constitutes a metaphysical question is followed by a brief outline of certain philosophers’ ideas on reality through history, focusing on causality, subjectivity and objectivity, physicalism (or materialism) and giving a critique of correspondence theory. Introduces the subject of whether certain ideas, such as colours and morality, are real both as human perceptions and in a correspondent reality.

Keywords:   Causality, Colours, Correspondence theory, Materialism, Morality, Objectivity, Perception, Physicalism, Reality, Subjectivity

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