Philosophy Lexicon of Arguments

 
Observation: detecting characteristics and behavior of objects by whatsoever contact with the object unlike conclusions from past processes or assumeded or imperceptible parts or hidden parameters. See also hidden variable, observation language, theories.

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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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Observation/Perception/Galileo/Feyerabend: plays partly a better and partly a worse role in our knowledge.
I 92
Reason/Perception/Feyerabend: the use of reason does not change the impression in the least! But it is linked to new observational statements and now plays a new role. (Partly better, partly worse).
Observation/Perception/Observation Language/Feyerabend: there are no two acts, the perception of a phenomenon and its expression in the statement, but only one, namely that one fails in a certain situation or thinks "the moon is following me..." or "The stone falls in a straight line".
Feyerabend: it is not true that the structure of the perceptions is independent of its linguistic expression!
I 94
Natural Interpretation/Feyerabend: mental operations that are so closely linked to the senses that a separation is difficult. Natural interpretations are learned!
Natural Interpretation/Intellectual History/Feyerabend: depends, either a-priori presuppositions (Kant) or advantages (Bacon).


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Fe I
P. Feyerabend
Wider den Methodenzwang Frankfurt 1997

Fe II
P. Feyerabend
Erkenntnis für freie Menschen Frankfurt 1979


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