E-mail : vivian@mizrahi.ch


My main areas of research are philosophy of perception, philosophy of science and ontology.

I am currently working on the nature of mirrors and the perception of stuffs.

My previous research has mostly focused on the nature of colors and the nature of smells.
In my PhD dissertation Une nouvelle théorie objectiviste des couleurs I proposed a new approach to color objectivism which holds that uniform colored surfaces have many different objective colors. I contend that rejecting the idea that an object can have locally only one color solves most difficulties faced by objectivist theories.
In "Sniff, Smell and Stuff", I defend the view that smell is not directed to particular things but to properties of stuffs


  • "Perceptual media, glass and mirrors", in Mac Cumhaill, C. & Crowther, T. (eds). Perceptual Ephemera, Oxford University Press, forthcoming. Draft
  • "Just a matter of taste", Review of Philosophy and Psychology, 2016, pp. 1-21. Draft
  • "Sniff, Smell and Stuff", Philosophical Studies, 2014, 171(2):233-250. Draft
  • "Puanteur et dégoût olfactif", in Tappolet, Teroni et Konzelmann Ziv (eds), Les Ombres de l'âme, Genève : Markus Haller, 2011, pp. 163-182. Draft
  • "Color and transparency", Rivista di Estetica, 43:1, 2010. Draft
  • "Is colour composition phenomenal?", in D. Skusevich and P. Matikas (eds), Color Perception: Physiology, Processes and Analysis, chap. 6, Nova Science Publishers, 2009, pp. 185-202. Draft
  • "Color objectivism and color pluralism", Dialectica, Vol. 60, No. 3. (September 2006), pp. 283-306. Draft
  • with M. Nida-Rümelin, "Introduction", in V. Mizrahi and M. Nida-Rümelin (eds), “The Ontology of Colors” Dialectica, Vol. 60, No. 3. (September 2006), pp. 209-222.