|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.|
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|Rorty I 291
Meaning change/DavidsonVsPutnam/Rorty: the concept itself is already incoherent.
Rorty IV 23
Davidson/Rorty: every sentence ever used at all refers to the world of which we now believe exists (such as the world of electrons and the like). Aristotle and Galileo must therefore be held responsible in front of the same court. Rorty: but this is not a new result, which would have been enforced by Kripke, for example, it is simply trivial.
Rorty V 18
DavidsonVsIncommensurability: if that means "expressions that are used in other cultures cannot be equated with our expressions", then this thesis refutes itself. - Putnam: there are no criteria such as "institutionalized norms" and a contrary thesis refutes itself just as the thesis of incommensurability.
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