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True Theories, False Colours

Austen Clark

in A Theory of Sentience

Published in print March 2000 | ISBN: 9780198238515
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191679650 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198238515.003.0006
True Theories, False Colours

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This chapter begins with discussions of falsehood, chromatic atomism, chromatic states, and the false-colour model. It presents three conjectures: that qualitative identity is naught but a global failure to discriminate; that we should resuscitate resemblance nominalism for colours, if not for all sensory qualities; and that in sensory systems the root relation from which order derives is not similarity, but difference.

Keywords: sentience; falsehood; chromatic atomism; false-colour model

Chapter.  22989 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy of Mind

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