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[catalogued under 14. Science / A. Basis of Science / 1. Observation]

Full Idea

A full grasp of the concept '…is yellow' involves coming to accept as true bits of theory; that is, generalisations involving the term 'yellow'.

Gist of Idea

A full understanding of 'yellow' involves some theory


W.H. Newton-Smith (The Rationality of Science [1981], II.2)

Book Reference

Newton-Smith,W.H.: 'The Rationality of Science' [RKP 1981], p.27