Philosophy Lexicon of Arguments

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Literally true: a theory can only be literally true when its terms may not be re-interpreted in a given situation. On the other hand, a reinterpretation can make some theories and laws applicable to special cases, without being true or false.
 
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Fraassen I 24
Literally/James/Fraassen James: scientific ideas do not have to literally match the reality - "as if" (> Vaihinger) is enough.

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B. van Fraassen
The Scientific Image Oxford 1980


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Ed. Martin Schulz, access date 2017-05-26