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Remarks on Colour by Ludwig Wittgenstein
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Mar 09, 13

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Reading his "On Certainty" may help to understand what Wittgenstein is doing in this book. It is again his questioning of our normalised world, which is sustained/disguised by the tradition of education and science through the practice of language. He does so with the problem of colour this time. In the case of "On Certainty", his self-contained philosophical inquery seems appropriate because of the subject matter. But I do think that method works well for "Remarks on Colour". Our conceptions of colour have a lot to do with scientific perception, and cannot be solely dealt in philosophical terms. Strictly speaking, white and black are not colours and we have scientific reasons for this proposition. "Transparent white" does not make sense.

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