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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.

Hack I
I. Hacking
Einf├╝hrung in die Philosophie der Naturwissenschaften Stuttgart 1996


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Ed. Martin Schulz, access date 2017-05-24