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Empiricism: a branch within epistemology which assumes that sensory perception is fundamental for setting up claims and theories. The opposite position, rationalism, assumes that even purely logical knowledge and conclusions from this knowledge may be sufficient for the building of theories. See also logical positivism, instrumentalism, rationalism, epistemology, theories, foundation, experiments, > inferentialism, knowledge, experience, science.
 
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Empiricism/Fodor/LeporeVsEmpiricism: Cannot show the similarities of the concepts of uncle/aunt , ice/vapor, President/Cleopatra, etc. - (conceptual) - you cannot reduce conceptual relations to relations between observational concepts: - Network: observational concepts on the periphery, theoretical terms in the center

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J. Fodor/E. Lepore
Holism Cambridge USA Oxford UK 1992


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Ed. Martin Schulz, access date 2017-05-27