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Pendaran Roberts

Associate Fellow, Department of Philosophy

Ph.D. June 2014, University of Nottingham
M.A. May 2010, University of Missouri, St Louis
B.A. May 2008, Auburn University

Current Research

My research in on the ontology of secondary properties and the philosophy of perception. I write both works in traditional a priori philosophy and in experimental philosophy. My experimental work is done together with a fellow at the Warwick Business School, Dr. Kelly Ann Schmidtke. Our work is in positive experimental philosophy: we use experiments to further current philosophical debates; we do not question the methods of philosophy, for example, the use of intuitions.

Sample publications

For a complete and up-to-date list please see

1. Roberts, P. (forthcoming). Turning up the volume on the property view of sound. Inquiry, DOI: 10.1080/0020174X.2016.1159979

2. Roberts, P. (2016) An ecumenical response to color contrast cases.
Synthese, DOI: 10.1007/s11229-016-1016-1.

3. Roberts, P & Schmidtke, K. (2015). Relationalism about perceptible properties and
the principle of charity. Synthese, DOI: 10.1007/s11229-015-0886-y.

4. Roberts, P. & Schmidtke, K. (2015). Color naming and color matching: A reply to
Kuehni and Hardin. Review of Philosophy and Psychology, 6, 207-212.

5. Roberts, P. (2014). Color relationalism, ordinary illusion, and color incompatibility.
Philosophia, 9, 1085-1097.

6. Roberts, P., Andow, J., & Schmidtke, K. (2014). Colour relationalism and the real
deliverances of introspection. Erkenntnis, 79, 1173-1189.

7. Roberts, P. (2014). Parsing the rainbow. Synthese, 191, 1793-1811.

8. Roberts, P. & Schmidtke, K. (2012). In defense of Incompatibility, Objectivism, and
Veridicality about color. Review of Philosophy and Psychology, 3, 547-558.