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Prof Mark Kalderon
19 Gordon Square B02
London
WC1E 6BT
Tel: 02076793577
Appointment
  • Professor of Philosophy
  • Dept of Philosophy
  • Faculty of Arts & Humanities
Biography

I was an undergraduate at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor and earned my PhD at Princeton. I have worked at University of California, Riverside, Princeton, UCLA, Caltech, and UCL.

Research Themes
Research Summary

The central problem in the philosophy of color is a special case of the problem of the manifest: How can colors as we perceive them be materially realized? To that extent, my research concerns a core problem in metaphysics. Specifically, I deny that colors are secondary qualities but are instead objective qualities of mind-independent particulars. In understanding how we can see colors so conceived, I make important claims about the nature of perceptual consciousness. To that extent, my research concerns the philosophy of perception and mind more generally. Specifically, I claim that perceptual color experience presents (rather than represents) the colors of remote external particulars. Since the view defended is an anti-modern view, this prompted me to revisit pre-modern views about color perception, and I have written a book on Empedocles and Aristotle on color perception.

Academic Background
1995 PhD Doctor of Philosophy – Philosophy Princeton University
1991 MA Master of Arts – Philosophy Princeton University
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