Philosophy Lexicon of Arguments

Idealism: A) Idealism is the view that there are external things, but they are not directly recognizable. B) Idealism is a name for a philosophical direction that arose at the end of the 18th century, to which inter alia belonged the philosophers I. Kant, J.G. Fichte, G.W.F. Hegel, and F.W.J. Schelling.

Annotation: The above characterizations of concepts are neither definitions nor exhausting presentations of problems related to them. Instead, they are intended to give a short introduction to the contributions below. – Lexicon of Arguments.
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Idealism/Science/Putnam: e.g. statements about electrons should be statements about feelings -. > Phenomenalism - idealistic Science/Putnam: instrumentalism, theories: means to predict feelings -. Problem: no metalanguage to distinguish between theories - idealism: reference and truth dependet from theory - realism: trans-theoretical.

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.

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H. Putnam
Von einem Realistischen Standpunkt Frankfurt 1993

H. Putnam
Repräsentation und Realität Frankfurt 1999

H. Putnam
Für eine Erneuerung der Philosophie Stuttgart 1997

H. Putnam
Pragmatismus Eine offene Frage Frankfurt 1995

Pu V
H. Putnam
Vernunft, Wahrheit und Geschichte Frankfurt 1990

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Ed. Martin Schulz, access date 2017-06-26