Philosophy Lexicon of Arguments

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Positivism, philosophy: modern positivism represents the demand to trace back statements with a claim to explanation to differences which can be ascertained in the objects of investigation. What is ascertainable is, in this case, relativized to a framework theory and its methods. This is intended to exclude foreign and non-verifiable statements. See also empiricism, internal/external, truth, provability.
 
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Semantics / positivism: Fodor: positivism distinguishes two branches of semantics: - a) theory of meaning: relations between linguistic units: analyticity, synonymy, meaning - b) theory of signification - relations between linguistic units and the reality: - Name, designating , truth, concept scope.

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J. Fodor/E. Lepore
Holism Cambridge USA Oxford UK 1992


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Ed. Martin Schulz, access date 2017-05-24