Philosophy Lexicon of Arguments

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Language of Physics/Duhem: is not the representation of the observed facts.
Technical language: e.g. Seemann says, "remove Bram and Oberbram!" The officer's words are for the crew the names of concrete, clearly defined objects, a well-known maneuver. This is for the initiate the effect of a technical expression.

Quite different is the language of the physicist: For example, when the pressure is increased by a certain number of atmospheres, the electromotive force of the column is increased by a certain number of volts. This can be realized in a myriad of different ways.

Duh I
P. Duhem
Ziel und Struktur der physikalischen Theorien Hamburg 1998

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Ed. Martin Schulz, access date 2017-05-28