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Explanation / Reference / consciousness dependency / HackingVsWhorf: use of different snow words does not prove that the existence of snow types is independent of the fact that someone is thinking of powder snow - ((s) Word usage anyway is not thinking independently! - And existence does not follow from word usage.) - Hacking: but this only shows that does not follow that our categories are dependent on consciousness.


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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.

Hack I
I. Hacking
Einführung in die Philosophie der Naturwissenschaften Stuttgart 1996


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Ed. Martin Schulz, access date 2017-06-29