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The logic of forbidden colours

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  • Elena Dragalina–Chernaya


    (National Research University Higher School of Economics)

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    The purpose of this paper is twofold: (1) to clarify Ludwig Wittgenstein’s thesis that colours possess logical structures, focusing on his ‘puzzle proposition’ that “there can be a bluish green but not a reddish green”, (2) to compare model-theoretical and game-theoretical approaches to the colour exclusion problem. What is gained, then, is a new game-theoretical framework for the logic of ‘forbidden’ (e.g., reddish green and bluish yellow) colours. My larger aim is to discuss phenomenological principles of the demarcation of the bounds of logic as formal ontology of abstract objects

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    Paper provided by National Research University Higher School of Economics in its series HSE Working papers with number WP BRP 10/HUM/2012.

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    Length: 19 pages
    Date of creation: 2012
    Publication status: Published in WP BRP Series: Humanities / HUM, December 2012, pages 1-19
    Handle: RePEc:hig:wpaper:10hum2012
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