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Observability: this is about the question of the limits of the observability of objects of science. These boundaries have been repeatedly shifted over time by the introduction of new instruments. This raises the question of whether theories and the meaning of their terms change as a result of this shift. See also theoretical terms, observation language, observation terms, observation sentence, existence, reality, meaning change.
Annotation: The above characterizations of concepts are neither definitions nor exhausting presentations of problems related to them. Instead, they are intended to give a short introduction to the contributions below. – Lexicon of Arguments.

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Hennig Genz on Observability - Dictionary of Arguments

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Observability/observable/change/observation/Genz: how can the change of a size be observed if the size itself cannot? Newton wrestled with that question. It was only the mathematical worldview, which replaced his mechanistic view of the world, that provided the solution.
Solution/Mathematics/Genz: in Newton's equations the changes of speeds occur, but not the speeds themselves.
, >Equations, >Observation, >Unobservables, >Quantities (Physics).

Explanation of symbols: Roman numerals indicate the source, arabic numerals indicate the page number. The corresponding books are indicated on the right hand side. ((s)…): Comment by the sender of the contribution. Translations: Dictionary of Arguments
The note [Concept/Author], [Author1]Vs[Author2] or [Author]Vs[term] resp. "problem:"/"solution:", "old:"/"new:" and "thesis:" is an addition from the Dictionary of Arguments. If a German edition is specified, the page numbers refer to this edition.

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H. Genz
Gedankenexperimente Weinheim 1999

Henning Genz
Wie die Naturgesetze Wirklichkeit schaffen. Über Physik und Realität München 2002

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