|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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|Dummett I 60ff
Frege/Dummett: "When we see a blue surface, we have a peculiar impression that corresponds to the word "blue"; and we recognize it when we see another blue surface."
Dum I 60ff
But even in common language use an objective sense stands out: If you call snow white - E.g. If the snow is lighted with colored lights, the effect influences the assessment. It now appears red, but it is white.
Even a color-blind person can speak of red and green. He can tell the difference because others make a distinction, or perhaps through a physical experiment. The color word does often not refer to our subjective sensation. The color-blind person can recognize it, because the others recognize it as such.
Frege: "Red": uniform reference, changing (Fregean) sense in speakers. (DummettVs)
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Ursprünge der analytischen Philosophie Frankfurt 1992
Wahrheit Stuttgart 1982