Philosophy Lexicon of Arguments

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Embedding: making a sentence become a part of a higher ranking sentence. By embedding, reference objects and truth values can be changed. See also Reference, truth value.
 
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Definition embedding/Fraassen: a structure can be embedded in another one if the first one is isomorphic in relation to a part (substructure) of the second. Definition isomorphism/Fraassen: isomorphism is a total identity of the structure and a boundary case of the embedding: if two structures are isomorphic, each can be embedded in the other - the ability to embed serves the evaluation of theories (semantically).

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B. van Fraassen
The Scientific Image Oxford 1980


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Ed. Martin Schulz, access date 2017-05-25