Philosophy Lexicon of Arguments

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Goodman, Nelson
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World/Thinking I 20 ff
World/Goodman: Worlds are created by groupings and kind classification. They can contain heterogeneous substances. Worlds do not necessarily differ in the fact that something is omitted, but that different divisions are made by other relevances.
There is nothing unstructured.
I 23 f
For example, a green emerald and a grue emerald, even if it is the same emerald, belong to worlds that are divided into different kinds. The same is true for a Christ of Piero della Francesca and a Rembrandt, even though the figure represented is the same.
World Creation/Goodman: happens not only from the literal, but also from the metaphorical.
I 27ff
Worlds can also be created by omitting: e.g. proofreading, e.g. seeing a magic show.
Our world is also the heritage of the sciences and historians, such as the novelists and painters. (Source: where?)
IV 71
The task of describing the world is as meaningless as to describe the number between 2 and 7.
IV 71
The world disappears as soon as we become aware of a peculiar feature of certain pairs of apparently contradictory statements.
IV 76
There is no way to customize a world, except with the help of a version.
IV 77
We can make sense of the fact that conflicting interpretations have to do with the same text, but not of the assertion that conflicting versions have to do with the same world.

N. Goodman
Weisen der Welterzeugung Frankfurt 1984

N. Goodman
Tatsache Fiktion Voraussage Frankfurt 1988

N. Goodman
Sprachen der Kunst Frankfurt 1997

N. Goodman/K. Elgin
Revisionen Frankfurt 1989

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