|Terminologies: here, special features of the language use of the individual authors are explained._____________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. |
Constructive empiricism/Fraassen: Objective: empirically adequate theories. - Accept: requires only empirical adequacy (correct description of the phenomena), not truth. - Pro Fraassen - The phenomena must fit into at least one model.
Pragmatic/terminology/Fraassen: Fraassen calls the Tarski Truth-Definition "pragmatic."_____________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.
B. van Fraassen
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