Philosophy Lexicon of Arguments

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,

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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.
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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.

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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 2017-06-23