In 1976, when I delivered the John Locke Lectures at Oxford, I often
spent time with Peter Strawson, and one day at lunch he made a
remark I have never been able to forget. He said, "Surely half the
pleasure of life is sardonic comment on the passing show".
This blog is devoted to comments, not all of them sardonic,
on the passing philosophical show.
Thursday, June 12, 2014
Ned Block writes about my "Escher Colors" post
" I completely agree that the point about neither eye being more veridical than the other shows what you say. The way I would put the conclusion is that the phenomenology of color experience is a matter of the way one sees the objective colors and two different ways of seeing objective colors can be equally veridical. Further, there is every reason to believe that if one of your eyes were transplanted into another person (if you will pardon the macabre example) then the intrasubjective color vision difference would become an intersubjective color vision difference. I mention this to combat the idea (e.g. Stalnaker) that we can make sense of intrasubjective differences but not intersubjective differences."