Philosophy Lexicon of Arguments

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II 137
"Empirical Sense"/Hempel: depends
1) on the linguistic framework which determines what other conclusions can be inferred
2) on the theoretical context of auxiliary hypotheses.
II 138
Only possible in ideal (formal) languages - Problem: "isolated statements": can contain metaphysical things without relation to the perception and may be omitted due to the syntactic structure - different: statements with theoretical terms: are syntactically always linked to observation terms. (Theoretical terms: refer to the unobservable).
C.G. Hempel
I Hempel Zur Wahrheitstheorie des logischen Positivismus aus Wahrheitsheorien Hrsg. Skirbekk Frankfurt/M 1996

II Hempel Probleme und Modifikationen des empiristischen Sinnkriteriums aus Sinnreich (Hg) Philosophie der idealen Sprache, München 1982

II (b) Hempel Der Begriff der kognitiven Signifikanz: eine erneute Betrachtung (1951) aus Sinnreich (Hg) Philosophie der idealen Sprache, München 1982


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Ed. Martin Schulz, access date 2017-05-30