Posted: Aug 13, 2017 9:00 pm
by GrahamH
scott1328 wrote:Red cannot be an illusion, if an illusion is defined as "not what it seems," and "red" is defined to be a label the mind attaches to a particular class of sensations.

The point is that labels are not the things they refer to. SoS likes 'don't mistake the finger for the moon' or something like that. "Mistake the map for territory" is another. The map can be as accurate as you like. The label can refer precisely. We are not mislead about the pigment on the bus.

The 'illusion' is not that the label points to the wrong thing (David's "misleading" error) but that the label is a label not a thing in itself.