Single Idea 7296

[catalogued under 14. Science / C. Induction / 5. Paradoxes of Induction / a. Grue problem]

Full Idea

'Grue' is not a colour.

Gist of Idea

'Grue' is not a colour


Tom Milsted (talk [2006]), quoted by PG - Db (ideas)

A Reaction

This simple observation strikes me as rather crucial in assessing Goodman's paradox. Blue is a colour, but grue is some sort of behaviour. Blue is a secondary quality, but grue seems to be a primary quality.