Philosophy Lexicon of Arguments

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IV 143/44
The analogy with the computer model is ambiguous, because it has a referential and a computer related interpretation. (The simulations). According to the latter it defines a sequence of states of the computer, the former enables the scientists to interpret it as a representation of physical states or physical reality.
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IV 144
Of course, the computer knows nothing of the referential interpretation.
Accordingly, we would not know that a computer simulation represents a molecular interaction, if we only knew the computer available interpretation of it.
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IV 144f
Questions about the truth value of sentences are inappropriate after the computer related reading. ((S) Because the computer has no knowledge of the outside world.)
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IV 144f
GoodmanVsFodor: Fodor's theory can not explain how we know what new phrases represent nor what familiar phrases represent. The role of the lexicon has emerged to serve other purposes.

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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.

G I
N. Goodman
Weisen der Welterzeugung Frankfurt 1984

G II
N. Goodman
Tatsache Fiktion Voraussage Frankfurt 1988

G III
N. Goodman
Sprachen der Kunst Frankfurt 1997

G IV
N. Goodman/K. Elgin
Revisionen Frankfurt 1989


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Ed. Martin Schulz, access date 2017-06-22