Philosophy Lexicon of Arguments

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.
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Jackson, Frank C.
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Frank C. Jackson
Colour McGinn II 34
Colors/Frank Jackson/E.g. Mary: the famous color researcher Mary was born and raised in a black and white room. She is a gifted physicist and learns everything physical, what there is to know about the human brain. (with a black/white monitor).
One day she is released into the colored outside world. (She is not color blind).
N.B.: she says: "I have learned" how it is "to perceive the color red." (How it feels).
McGinn/Jackson: if true, then she did not know all about the mind, when she was in her room, although she knew everything about the brain.
Jackson: Mary-example: (color researcher in the room): "know-how-it-is" - without this, there is no complete knowledge. - Mary, as a brain researcher, does not yet know all about the mind.
Black I 160
Color researcher Mary/Jackson: (1998c): Jackson is of the opinion that the consequences of the Mary example are so implausible that a mistake must be stuck somewhere.

Jack I
F. C. Jackson
From Metaphysics to Ethics: A Defence of Conceptual Analysis Oxford 2000

C. McGinn
Die Grenzen vernünftigen Fragens Stuttgart 1996

C. McGinn
Wie kommt der Geist in die Materie? München 2001

Bla I
Max Black
Bedeutung und Intention
Handlung, Kommunikation, Bedeutung, G. Meggle (Hg), Frankfurt/M 1979

Bla II
M. Black
Sprache München 1973

M. Black
The Prevalence of Humbug Ithaca/London 1983

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Ed. Martin Schulz, access date 2017-04-26