Philosophy Lexicon of Arguments

Instrumentalism, science theory: the assumption that theories are useful tools for achieving goals. It is therefore secondary whether these theories are true. When comparing theories, truth ultimately plays the decisive role.
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PeacockeVsInstrumentalism - per separation observational conceptsVsTheoretical terms - if we distinct X-ray tube and Geiger counter then the representational content uses observational concepts.

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Chr. R. Peacocke
Sense and Content Oxford 1983

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Ed. Martin Schulz, access date 2017-05-29