Single Idea 17657

[catalogued under 7. Existence / D. Theories of Reality / 4. Anti-realism]

Full Idea

We dismiss as illusory or negligible what cannot be fitted into the architecture of the world we are building.

Gist of Idea

We build our world, and ignore anything that won't fit


Nelson Goodman (Ways of Worldmaking [1978], 1.4d)

Book Reference

Goodman,Nelson: 'Ways of Worldmaking' [Hackett 1984], p.15

A Reaction

I'm trying to think of an example of this, but can't. Maybe poor people are invisible to the rich?