Philosophy Lexicon of Arguments

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Internalism: a term for the endeavor to gain knowledge and insights about an object solely through the means of the theory, to the subject domain of which the object to be examined belongs. Thus, for example, influences such as deviating language usage or changing interests are excluded. If an object is covered by several theories, a clarification is to be made about the theory in which statements are to be made. Antonym of externalism. See also twin earth.

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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V 103f
Similarity/deception/error/internalism/Putnam: an outsider will have a different similarity concept than we have. - Then we cannot be always wrong "in reality"! - Just because there are no external standards.
V 104f
Internalism/translation/truth/theory/Reference/Putnam: metaphysically incompatible theories (e.g. close-up effect/distance effect) can be translated into one another. - If it were only about abstract correspondence, incompatible theories could both be true. - Internalism: does not have anything against it, why not equally coherent, but incompatible conceptual schemes?
V 106
N.B.: to pick out a correspondence between two areas, one needs an independent access to both - this has not be seen for 2,000 years.

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.

Pu I
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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