|Colours: in philosophy among other things, the question of how individual > sensory impressions can be generalized or objectified. See also qualities, qualia, perception, inverted spectra, private language.|
|Quine, Willard Van Orman
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Color/Quine: colors are more vague than rabbits - To determine whether someone is a bachelor: you need additional information - stimulus meaning is not decisive here. - Rising line from stimulus meaning to additional information: colors - rabbit - bachelor ((s)>knowledge).
Disposition Terms/Quine: assumptions from fine structure (microstructure) - color: "red" is actually also a disposition term - Irreducible general terms - are only paraphrasable through subjunctive conditionals (counterfactual conditionals).
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Colors/Smart: color differences are rarely associated with significant physical differences - Aliens probably have concepts for length and electric charge, but not for color. - To see the world correctly we must avoid colors and secondary qualities.
Color/Quine: no concept: because nothing definite like square - not a particular color - instead: concept of color word - i.e. ""red" is a color word" (language-specific) - bad: "Red is a color" - because, for example, red and blue are as different as people whose phone number is a prime number. - ((s) There is no designating property here). - ((s) What are red and blue to have in common?) - Ostension: Problem: Color is everywhere - therefore "There is color" is a bad observation sentence.
Color similarity: always refers to exact similarity.
Color Word/Color/General Term/Singular Term/Reference/Language Learning/Language Acquisition/Quine: E.g. you can call snow white and blood red without "white" and "red" being general terms. Snow is a diffuse part of the world which is part of a comprehensive diffuse part of the world, the White - similar: Example a) smiling mom, b) mom in general. ((s)>subset). - N.B.: against: E.g. the fact that Fido is a dog does not lead to it being part of that broader part of the world which consists of dogs, because that would also apply to his ear - (>Gavagai) - accordingly for square.
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Theorien und Dinge Frankfurt 1985
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Zur Philosophie der idealen Sprache, J. Sinnreich (Hg), München 1982
Philosophie der Logik Bamberg 2005
Ontologische Relativität Frankfurt 2003