Ideas from 'Ways of Worldmaking' by Nelson Goodman [1978], by Theme Structure

[found in 'Ways of Worldmaking' by Goodman,Nelson [Hackett 1984,0-915144-51-4]].

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1. Philosophy / F. Analytic Philosophy / 4. Ordinary Language
Without words or other symbols, we have no world
3. Truth / A. Truth Problems / 5. Truth Bearers
Truth is irrelevant if no statements are involved
7. Existence / A. Nature of Existence / 4. Existence as One
If the world is one it has many aspects, and if there are many worlds they will collect into one
7. Existence / C. Structure of Existence / 4. Ontological Dependence
Being primitive or prior always depends on a constructional system
7. Existence / C. Structure of Existence / 5. Supervenience / d. Humean supervenience
We don't recognise patterns - we invent them
7. Existence / D. Theories of Reality / 2. Reality
Reality is largely a matter of habit
7. Existence / D. Theories of Reality / 3. Anti-realism
We build our world, and ignore anything that won't fit
7. Existence / E. Categories / 5. Category Anti-Realism
A world can be full of variety or not, depending on how we sort it
9. Objects / F. Identity among Objects / 3. Relative Identity
Things can only be judged the 'same' by citing some respect of sameness
13. Knowledge Criteria / B. Internal Justification / 5. Coherentism / b. Pro-coherentism
Discovery is often just finding a fit, like a jigsaw puzzle
14. Science / B. Scientific Theories / 3. Instrumentalism
Users of digital thermometers recognise no temperatures in the gaps
14. Science / B. Scientific Theories / 5. Commensurability
We lack frames of reference to transform physics, biology and psychology into one another
14. Science / C. Induction / 5. Paradoxes of Induction / a. Grue problem
Grue and green won't be in the same world, as that would block induction entirely