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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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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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Theoretical Terms/Reality/Definitions/Laws/Genz: the reality of theoretical terms is to derive connections between base sentences that would not be possible without them. Example:
Absolute space/Newton/Genz: Absolute space is a theoretical term that cannot be defined within its theory. It also does not go into any proof of a base sentence. Such a thing does no harm as long as it does not result in base sentences.


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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.

Gz I
H. Genz
Gedankenexperimente Weinheim 1999

Gz II
Henning Genz
Wie die Naturgesetze Wirklichkeit schaffen. Über Physik und Realität München 2002


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Ed. Martin Schulz, access date 2018-05-26