The 4th Dimension – Wittgenstein on Colour and Imagination

Wilde, Tine (2002) The 4th Dimension – Wittgenstein on Colour and Imagination. In: UNSPECIFIED Austrian Ludwig Wittgenstein Society, pp. 284-286.


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What does it mean when we say we can see colours? How do we use them and how do we learn their names? It is not at all clear whether we all experience the same colour when looking at the same red rose. Nevertheless we use the same word and we do understand it when someone else does. We know that red and yellow make orange and that blue and yellow make green, but can we imagine a reddishgreen or a yellowishblue? And why haven"t we got a concept of a white transparent glass?

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: Colours; Imaginations; colour-octahedron; Wittgenstein, L.
Subjects: Philosophie > Philosophische Disziplinen > Bewußtseinsphilosophie, Philosophie des Geistes und der Psychologie
Philosophie > Philosophische Disziplinen > Ästhetik, Kunstphilosophie
Philosophie > Philosophische Journale, Kongresse, Vereinigungen > Wittgenstein Symposium Kirchberg, Pre-Proceedings > Kirchberg 2002
Depositing User: Stefan Köstenbauer
Date Deposited: 13 Feb 2007
Last Modified: 08 Sep 2011 18:52

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