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Meaning change/semantic change: this is about the question whether the meaning of the terms of a theory change in the light of new knowledge. If they do, problems with incommensurability may arise. See also reference, incommensurability, progress, comparisons.

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Johann Martin Chladenius on Meaning Change - Dictionary of Arguments

Gadamer I 187
Meaning Change/Chladenius/Gadamer: [Chladenius] finds that understanding an author completely is not the same as fully understanding a speech or writing (§ 86)(1). The norm for understanding a book is by no means the opinion of the author. "[B]ecause people cannot overlook everything, their words, speeches and writings can mean something that they themselves have not been willing to speak or write" and, consequently, "by seeking to understand their writings, one can, with reason, commemorate things that do not come to the mind of the author".(1) >Understanding/Chladenius, >Hermeneutics/Chladenius.


1. J.M.Chladenius, Einleitung zur richtigen Auslegung vernünftiger Reden und Schriften, 1742.


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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.
Chladenius, Johann Martin
Gadamer I
Hans-Georg Gadamer
Wahrheit und Methode. Grundzüge einer philosophischen Hermeneutik 7. durchgesehene Auflage Tübingen 1960/2010

Gadamer II
H. G. Gadamer
The Relevance of the Beautiful, London 1986
German Edition:
Die Aktualität des Schönen: Kunst als Spiel, Symbol und Fest Stuttgart 1977


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