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Terminologies: here, special features of the language use of the individual authors are explained.

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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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Gerhard Vollmer on Terminology - Dictionary of Arguments

I 81
Definition Transformation/Vollmer: a regular transformation is equivalent to the multiplication of one (or more) characteristic parameters with positive finite real numbers - the factor must not affect any properties that are represented by integers, such as dimension or quantum number.
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I 95
Invariance/perception/Vollmer: also our perception goes on invariants: Consistency of direction, consistency of size, consistency of shape - objectivity: determines invariance - E.g. charge, mass, spin, etc. Bohr: invariant particles may be called real.
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I 102
propter hoc/post hoc/Scholastic/Vollmer: E.g. when we say that the stones are getting warm because the sun shines, we say more than if we say that they are getting warm after the sun is shining.
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II 94
Definition hylemorphism/Vollmer: summarizes the mind as the form of matter (Hyle: Fabric) - the one cannot be without the other - (very general). - simply equates mind with the form.
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II 109
Notation/Music/Vollmer: only partial isomorphism: it could theoretically include ultrasonic notes.
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II 114
VsAnalogie: although colors and sounds are wave characteristics, there is no point to make the concept of an octave of colors - triad of colors: no "chord" but uniform 4. color.
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II 115
Transformability/Vollmer: further than the geometric similarity concept - narrower than the isomorphism concept - one cannot transform an atom model to the size of a planetary system, because there prevail other forces.
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II 151
Definition Impetus/Buridan/Vollmer: (1300-1385) theory, a body is set in motion, so that one adds a moving force, the impetus - Vs: this proceeds from the Aristotelian assumption that any movement needs a cause - that's wrong - inertia is uniform motion without cause.


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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. Translations: Dictionary of Arguments
The note [Author1]Vs[Author2] or [Author]Vs[term] is an addition from the Dictionary of Arguments. If a German edition is specified, the page numbers refer to this edition.

Vollmer I
G. Vollmer
Was können wir wissen? Bd. I Die Natur der Erkenntnis. Beiträge zur Evolutionären Erkenntnistheorie Stuttgart 1988

Vollmer II
G. Vollmer
Was können wir wissen? Bd II Die Erkenntnis der Natur. Beiträge zur modernen Naturphilosophie Stuttgart 1988


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