reply to post by luciddream
I know this is pretty much a dead thread, but I thought I would offer my 2 cents, as this seemed the most interesting (to me) at a glance of your
You pointed out that the word "purple" is just a word and not connected with what you see in the purple glove..
Just think of "purpleness" itself
as a symbol, when compared to the perception of other people..
With a color-blind person, they simply do not
perceive "purple-ness" just in the same way that deaf people do not perceive "sound".. it
simply evades them.
now.. I ask you this..
since every "concept" in each person's head is really a summarization of memories related to each "concept", do we see ANYTHING the same, when it
is processed in our brain..?
Sure, the tree that I see, IS the tree that you see.. BUT that is not an answer to the original question..
You may see the tree, know its species, know its colour, but without the sight
of a tree-climber, you may never notice the separation of the
branches, the quality of the bark.. just as the tree-climber probably doesn't have the sight
of the corporate business man who sees the tree
as revenue or an obstacle, and were we to see through his eyes, we wouldn't see what we recognize as a "tree" at all..
The OP is questioning far more than just color, if you are willing to look..