Primary qualities, secondary qualities and the truth about intention

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Abstract

In this paper I will argue that Crispin Wright's defence of the claim that the truth about intention is judgement-dependent is unstable because it can serve also to establish that the truth about shape is judgement-dependent, thereby violating his constraint that in developing the distinction between judgement-independent and judgement-dependent subject matters we have to be driven by the assumption that colour and shape will fall on different sides of the divide.

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Original languageEnglish
JournalSynthese
Early online date11 Mar 2008
Publication statusPublished - 11 Mar 2008

Keywords

  • Truth, Shape, Colour, Primary qualities, Intention, Judgement-dependence, Secondary qualities