Philosophy Lexicon of Arguments

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Theoretical entities: Theoretical entities are accepted unobservable objects within a theory which are indirectly derived from observations in connection with the methods of the theory and the application rules of their vocabulary. See also observation language, observability, theoretical terms, unobservable, existence assumption, theories, Ramsey sentence, Carnap sentence, theories.

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Theoretical Entities / Sellars: are entities that are postulated along with certain principles. - To explain the regularities of perception.
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Theoretical Entities / Sellars: you can not just take them as objects (particulars). - That depends more on the comment. - Impressions are th.e.. - They are predicates - E.g. molecules have mass, but "mass" is not an abbreviation of a description.


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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.

Sell I
W. Sellars
Der Empirismus und die Philosophie des Geistes Paderborn 1999


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