Sunday, 14 October 2012

Atomic

So, if I'm looking at a piece of paper and regard its colour as being white, my understanding is that although Wittgenstein may say I can describe its existence in terms of position to the desk, the notion of its colour is trickier, because I can't be sure that your perception of white is the same as mine.

Plus the spacial relationship between the piece of paper and me is different from its spacial relationship to you, so the "whiteness" may not be atomic - which I take in these terms to be irreductible.

Discuss.

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