Posted: Feb 26, 2016 1:14 pm
by DavidMcC
Oldskeptic wrote:
DavidMcC wrote:HC, you were being unclear when you first talked of the "concept of red", because, in the first instance, "red" is a perceived colur, not a concept - animals that have very little brain-power see red without troublng themselves with concepts at all.


Bullshit! Anything that you have experience of and or can abstract mentally is a concept.

I agree that we can (and do) make a concept out of red, but that does not make the concept essential to colour perception. It is a construction built on the perception. Therefore, it is fundamentally different from other mental concepts, which do not involve perception.
EDIT: It is better to call colours "percepts" than "concepts".