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Theoretical terms: Theoretical terms are expressions for unobservable objects which are indirectly derived from the application of their methods by a theory, and which are in accordance with the application rules of the vocabulary of the theory. See also unobservable, observation, observation language, observation sentences, Carnap conditional, Ramsey sentence, existence.

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I 27
Theoretical Terms/TT/Lewis: (T terms) are names, not predicates or functions.
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I 31
They can always be eliminabted by being replaced by their definientia.
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I 34
Here: the T terms are names of mental states, the A terms are names for stimuli and responses and also for causal relationships.
Theoretical terms: (T terms) are names, not predicates or functions. But that is not so important. It can easily be reshaped.
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A propos I 33 ff
(Add: (s): We gain our theoretical terms from the use of observation terms (A terms) The theoretical terms get a their meaning from a good measure of folk psychology (stereotypes).


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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.

LW I
D. Lewis
Die Identität von Körper und Geist Frankfurt 1989

LW II
D. Lewis
Konventionen Berlin 1975

LW IV
D. Lewis
Philosophical Papers Bd I New York Oxford 1983

LW V
D. Lewis
Philosophical Papers Bd II New York Oxford 1986

LwCl I
Cl. I. Lewis
Mind and the World Order: Outline of a Theory of Knowledge (Dover Books on Western Philosophy) 1991


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