more from Nelson Goodman

Single Idea 17661

[catalogued under 7. Existence / C. Structure of Existence / 5. Supervenience / d. Humean supervenience]

Full Idea

Recognising patterns is very much a matter of inventing or imposing them.

Gist of Idea

We don't recognise patterns - we invent them


Nelson Goodman (Ways of Worldmaking [1978], 1.7)

Book Reference

Goodman,Nelson: 'Ways of Worldmaking' [Hackett 1984], p.22

A Reaction

I take this to be false.