The Orangeness of Oranges


What is the Orangeness in an Orange?OrangeHow do you miraculously, unhesitatingly, repeatedly manage to identify an Orange.


What is common between a sliced and a peeled Orange? A ripe and a rotten Orange? A nibbled Orange and a fresh one?

A picture of an Orange, the sound ‘Orange Juice’, the taste of Orange pop, the smell of Orange peel, the touch of Orange pip, the letters ‘O R A N G E’, on a page.

Orangeness is an idea, a concept.

‘I can’t define Orangeness, Professor, but I sure know how to pick one’.