Nelson Goodman on World/Thinking - Dictionary of Arguments
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World/Goodman: worlds are created by groupings and classifications of kinds. 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.
>Systems, >Order, >Structures, >Possible worlds, >Relevance.
I 23 f
For example, a green emerald and a grue emerald, even if it is the same emerald, they 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: the creation of a world happens not only through the literal, but also through the metaphorical.
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.
The task of describing the world is as meaningless as to describe the number between 2 and 7.
The world disappears as soon as we become aware of a peculiar feature of certain pairs of apparently contradictory statements.
There is no way to customize a world, except with the help of a version.
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._____________Explanation of symbols: Roman numerals indicate the source, arabic numerals indicate the page number. The corresponding books are indicated on the right hand side. ((s)…): Comment by the sender of the contribution. Translations: Dictionary of Arguments The note [Concept/Author], [Author1]Vs[Author2] or [Author]Vs[term] resp. "problem:"/"solution:", "old:"/"new:" and "thesis:" is an addition from the Dictionary of Arguments. If a German edition is specified, the page numbers refer to this edition.
Catherine Z. Elgin
Reconceptions in Philosophy and Other Arts and Sciences, Indianapolis 1988
Revisionen Frankfurt 1989
Ways of Worldmaking, Indianapolis/Cambridge 1978
Weisen der Welterzeugung Frankfurt 1984
Fact, Fiction and Forecast, New York 1982
Tatsache Fiktion Voraussage Frankfurt 1988
Languages of Art. An Approach to a Theory of Symbols, Indianapolis 1976
Sprachen der Kunst Frankfurt 1997