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Recognition, philosophy: the ability of a conscious subject to identify a pattern that has already been received by this subject. This ability is no knowledge-how and no quale, since there is no particular way of experience that all the cases of recognition have in common. However, the ability to recognize certain features can be learned, but this is actually an identification and no recognition. See also memory, qualia, knowledge-how, knowledge, computation, identification, individuation, similarity, equality.

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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.

 
Author Concept Summary/Quotes Sources

Hennig Genz on Recognition - Dictionary of Arguments

II 158
Laws of nature/natural laws/recognize/knowledge/Genz: even the simplest laws of nature could remain hidden from us forever. This could make it impossible for us to develop our belief in comprehensive mathematical laws of nature.
Simplicity/(s): no grasping is guaranteed.
Grasping/Genz: for this purpose, it must be possible to isolate systems in such a way that simple laws apply to them.
II 159
Recognition/natural laws/laws of nature/context/Genz: recognition presupposes that not everything is connected with everything, otherwise it would be impossible to know something, but not everything.
Examination/verification/testing/natural law/Genz: the recognition of natural laws also presupposes that we can determine the consequences of suspected laws and compare them with experience.
Mathematics: we need mathematics to determine experimentally verifiable consequences.
II 169
Natural Laws/laws of nature/knowledge/Genz: if individual systems could not be isolated from each other, we would probably not know the laws of nature.


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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 [Concept/Author], [Author1]Vs[Author2] or [Author]Vs[term] resp. "problem:"/"solution:", "old:"/"new:" and "thesis:" is an addition from the Dictionary of Arguments. If a German edition is specified, the page numbers refer to this edition.

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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