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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Observatory Reports: seem to be able to take the foundation of justification instead of the sensory data. Vs: They are not independent, in the sense that they require no further knowledge
Someone who always responds with "This is green" expresses no knowledge. ( > Thermometer). He has no position in the "logical space of reasons."

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W. Sellars
Der Empirismus und die Philosophie des Geistes Paderborn 1999


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Ed. Martin Schulz, access date 2017-05-28