|Operationalism: is a propagated epistemological approach originally by P.W. Bridgman (“The Logic of Modern Physics”, 1927), according to which scientific terms should be defined by measurement methods in order to make them objective and independent of human consciousness. See also terms, definitions, objectivity,_____________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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PutnamVsOperationalism: the link between theory and experience is probabilistic - not simple semantic correlations - "permitted interpretation": different effects always have different causes - PutnamVsTradition: wrong: to conclude from an experience E, whether the theory works because the sentence is operationally linked with the experience E - ((s) > Löwenheim) - operationalism: trying to fix reference operationally - PutnamVs.
Operationalism/Putnam: instead of "true": "is simple and leads to true predictions" - Putnam: then the causal-explanatory role of truth and reference is not maintained - ((s) about the existence of the things that cause the phenomena)._____________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.
Von einem Realistischen Standpunkt Frankfurt 1993
Repräsentation und Realität Frankfurt 1999
Für eine Erneuerung der Philosophie Stuttgart 1997
Pragmatismus Eine offene Frage Frankfurt 1995
Vernunft, Wahrheit und Geschichte Frankfurt 1990