Philosophy Lexicon of Arguments

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Observation: detecting characteristics and behavior of objects by whatsoever contact with the object unlike conclusions from past processes or assumeded or imperceptible parts or hidden parameters. See also hidden variable, observation language, theories.

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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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Observability / Maxwell: Thesis: there is nothing in principle unobservable, because I could have had electrons eyes can (in a possible world) - FraassenVsMaxwell: that is just a trick - shift of the topic: if I were a giant, I would ... - Physics describes ulitmate observation limits - N.B.: these are human limitations. - "observable" / Maxwell: classified alleged items - this has nothing to do with existence!


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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.

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B. van Fraassen
The Scientific Image Oxford 1980


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Ed. Martin Schulz, access date 2017-08-22