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Meaning change/semantic change: this is about the question whether the meaning of the terms of a theory change in the light of new knowledge. If they do, problems with incommensurability may arise. See also reference, incommensurability, progress, comparisons.
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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Isaac Newton on Meaning Change - Dictionary of Arguments

Kanitscheider I 145
Meaning Change/semantic change/term transformation/Newton/Einstein/Kanitscheider: Newton’s gravitational force is active in passive space.
For Einstein, gravity is the activity of spacetime.
Newton: cosmic forces are indefinite or cancel each other.
Einstein: every point is specific with dynamic properties.
, >Space-time, >Gravitation/Einstein
Punch line: There can be a partial area of the theory characterized, in which the theories are comparable.
>Local/global, >Comparisons, >Comparability.
Kanitscheider I 405
Meaning Change/semantic change/term transformation/theory change/Shapere/Kanitscheider: Thesis: not the meaning of the terms changes, but the knowledge of the speakers is changing.
>Theory change, >Reference, >Meaning.

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.

PhysNewton I
Isaac Newton
The Principia : Mathematical Principles of Natural Philosophy Berkeley 1999

Kanitsch I
B. Kanitscheider
Kosmologie Stuttgart 1991

Kanitsch II
B. Kanitscheider
Im Innern der Natur Darmstadt 1996

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