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 odors and the phenomenology of smell.

My previous research has mostly focused on the nature of colors. 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.


  • "Perceptual media, glass and mirrors", Mac Cumhaill, C. & Crowther, T. (eds), Perceptual Ephemera, Oxford University Press, 2018, pp. 238-259. Draft
  • "Mirrors and Misleading Appearances", the Australasian Journal of Philosophy, 2018, pp. 1-21. Draft
  • "Stench and Olfactory Disgust", in Tappolet, Teroni et Konzelmann Ziv (eds), Les Ombres de l'âme, Routledge, 2018, pp. 86-94. Draft
  • "Just a matter of taste", Review of Philosophy and Psychology, 2016, pp. 1-21. Draft
  • "Sniff, Smell and Stuff", Philosophical Studies, 2016, 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", Dialectica, Vol. 60, No. 3. (September 2006), pp. 209-222.


  • with M. Nida-Rümelin (ed), “The Ontology of Colors”, Dialectica, Vol. 60, No. 3. (September 2006).