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World/thinking: Questions about the reality of the world in comparison to perception and interpretation by the mind are central to philosophy. To what extent is objective knowledge or "objective" perception possible? Can thinking not only overcome the limitations of perception but also recognize them in the first place? See also perception, thinking, knowledge, cognition, objectivity, world, reality.
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Nelson Goodman on World/Thinking - Dictionary of Arguments

I 20 ff
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.
>Grueness.
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.
I 27ff
Worlds can also be created by omitting: e.g. proofreading, e.g. seeing a magic show.
I 128
Our world is also the heritage of the sciences and historians, such as the novelists and painters.
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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.

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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.

G IV
N. Goodman
Catherine Z. Elgin
Reconceptions in Philosophy and Other Arts and Sciences, Indianapolis 1988
German Edition:
Revisionen Frankfurt 1989

Goodman I
N. Goodman
Ways of Worldmaking, Indianapolis/Cambridge 1978
German Edition:
Weisen der Welterzeugung Frankfurt 1984

Goodman II
N. Goodman
Fact, Fiction and Forecast, New York 1982
German Edition:
Tatsache Fiktion Voraussage Frankfurt 1988

Goodman III
N. Goodman
Languages of Art. An Approach to a Theory of Symbols, Indianapolis 1976
German Edition:
Sprachen der Kunst Frankfurt 1997


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