Secondary Qualities

Some articles on qualities, secondary qualities:

Quality (philosophy) - Background
... Further information Property (philosophy) Aristotle analyzed qualities in his logical work, the Categories ... To him, qualities are hylomorphically–formal attributes, such as "white" or "grammatical" ... such as "shod" and "armed" are also non–essential qualities (katà symbebekós) ...
... An unobservable (also called impalpable) is an entity whose existence, nature, properties, qualities or relations are not directly observable by humans ... distinction is similar to John Locke's distinction between primary and secondary qualities ... Secondary qualities are what humans perceive such as redness, chirping, heat, mustiness or sweetness ...
Direct And Indirect Realism - History
... Locke thought objects had two classes of qualities Primary qualities are qualities which are 'explanatorily basic' - which is to say, they can be referred to as the explanation for other qualities ... because of the way the atoms of the sphere are arranged.) Primary qualities cannot be removed by either thought or physical action, and include mass, movement, and ... Secondary qualities are qualities which one's experience does not directly resemble for example, when one sees an object as red, the sensation of seeing redness is not produced ...
Matter - Historical Development - Early Modernity
... Descartes' justification for restricting the inherent qualities of matter to extension is its permanence, but his real criterion is not permanence (wh ... bodies were limited to extension, and that so-called secondary qualities, like color, were only products of human perception ... In the third of his "Rules of Reasoning in Philosophy," Newton lists the universal qualities of matter as "extension, hardness, impenetrability ...

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