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Colours: in philosophy, the problem of coulour is, among other things, the question of how individual sensory impressions can be generalized or objectified. See also qualities, qualia, perception, inverted spectra, private language.
Annotation: The above characterizations of concepts are neither definitions nor exhausting presentations of problems related to them. Instead, they are intended to give a short introduction to the contributions below. – Lexicon of Arguments.

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Wilfrid Sellars on Colour - Dictionary of Arguments

I 41
Epistemology/Color/Sellars: Traditional thesis: the expression "red" is released from the connections with the category of physical objects.
Tradition: E.g. we do not see the back. - E.g. a two-dimensional surface as a color carrier is not an object.
s, >Perspective, >Objects, >Sense data.

Colors/Sellars: The basic grammar of the attribute red is: the physical object x is red at location s and time t. However, the red color does not owe its redness in turn to a component that is red. You cannot find the place of the objects by analyzing the discourse of perception, just as entities in four-dimensional space are not due to the analysis of what we mean.
>Meaning(Intending), >Colour words, >Language use, >Language game.
I 42/43
Red color is not an extra component of an object - color cannot be gained from the analysis of the speech (as a component).
Places in space cannot be found through analysis of what we mean.
>Spatial order, >Spatial localization, >Reality, >World/thinking.

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.

Sellars I
Wilfrid Sellars
The Myth of the Given: Three Lectures on the Philosophy of Mind, University of London 1956 in: H. Feigl/M. Scriven (eds.) Minnesota Studies in the Philosophy of Science 1956
German Edition:
Der Empirismus und die Philosophie des Geistes Paderborn 1999

Sellars II
Wilfred Sellars
Science, Perception, and Reality, London 1963
Wahrheitstheorien, Gunnar Skirbekk, Frankfurt/M. 1977

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