What is it like to be colour-blind? A case study in experimental philosophy of experience

Keith Allen, Philip Quinlan, James Andow, Eugen Fischer

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Abstract

What is the experience of someone who is “colour-blind” like? This paper presents the results of a study that uses qualitative research methods to better understand the lived experience of colour blindness. Participants were asked to describe their experiences of a variety of coloured stimuli, both with and without EnChroma glasses—glasses which, the manufacturers claim, enhance the experience of people with common forms of colour blindness. More generally, the paper provides a case study in the nascent field of experimental philosophy of experience.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)814-839
Number of pages26
JournalMind and Language
Volume37
Issue number5
Early online date30 Jul 2021
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2022

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