Notes on Wittgenstein’s Remarks on Colour:
- Wittgenstein muddles his thinking about color – visualizing rather than looking: the dullness of phenomenology.
- The removal of colors from context, which changes the ‘meaning’ – what is at once ‘reddish green’ might, in other settings, be called ‘brown’.
- ‘I took a green painted lead cupola to be translucent greenish glass without knowing at the time about the special distribution of colours that produced this appearance’ (§139).
- ‘That which I am writing about so tediously may be obvious to someone whose mind is less decrepit’ (§295) – a nasty trick.