Philosophy Lexicon of Arguments

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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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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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I 85
Color/Quine: colors are more vague than rabbits - To determine whether someone is a bachelor: you need additional information - stimulus meaning is not decisive here. - Rising line from stimulus meaning to additional information: colors - rabbit - bachelor ((s)>knowledge).
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I 386
Disposition Terms/Quine: assumptions from fine structure (microstructure) - color: "red" is actually also a disposition term - Irreducible general terms - are only paraphrasable through subjunctive conditionals (counterfactual conditionals).
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II 120 ff
Colors/Smart: color differences are rarely associated with significant physical differences - Aliens probably have concepts for length and electric charge, but not for color. - To see the world correctly we must avoid colors and secondary qualities.
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V 104
Color/Quine: no concept: because nothing definite like square - not a particular color - instead: concept of color word - i.e. ""red" is a color word" (language-specific) - bad: "Red is a color" - because, for example, red and blue are as different as people whose phone number is a prime number. - ((s) There is no designating property here). - ((s) What are red and blue to have in common?) - Ostension: Problem: Color is everywhere - therefore "There is color" is a bad observation sentence.
Color similarity: always refers to exact similarity.
Color Word/Color/General Term/Singular Term/Reference/Language Learning/Language Acquisition/Quine: E.g. you can call snow white and blood red without "white" and "red" being general terms. Snow is a diffuse part of the world which is part of a comprehensive diffuse part of the world, the White - similar: Example a) smiling mom, b) mom in general. ((s)>subset). - N.B.: against: E.g. the fact that Fido is a dog does not lead to it being part of that broader part of the world which consists of dogs, because that would also apply to his ear - (>Gavagai) - accordingly for square.


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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.

Q I
W.V.O. Quine
Wort und Gegenstand Stuttgart 1980

Q II
W.V.O. Quine
Theorien und Dinge Frankfurt 1985

Q III
W.V.O. Quine
Grundzüge der Logik Frankfurt 1978

Q IX
W.V.O. Quine
Mengenlehre und ihre Logik Wiesbaden 1967

Q V
W.V.O. Quine
Die Wurzeln der Referenz Frankfurt 1989

Q VI
W.V.O. Quine
Unterwegs zur Wahrheit Paderborn 1995

Q VII
W.V.O. Quine
From a logical point of view Cambridge, Mass. 1953

Q VIII
W.V.O. Quine
Bezeichnung und Referenz
In
Zur Philosophie der idealen Sprache, J. Sinnreich (Hg), München 1982

Q X
W.V.O. Quine
Philosophie der Logik Bamberg 2005

Q XII
W.V.O. Quine
Ontologische Relativität Frankfurt 2003


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Ed. Martin Schulz, access date 2017-06-29