|Conservativity, philosophy, logic: Conservativity is the demand not to introduce a new vocabulary, or to examine, when introducing new vocabulary, which conclusions are legitimate. Firstly, new expressions may occur in premisses, but not in true conclusions. See also introduction, introduction rules, extensions, translation.|
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|Feyerabend I 260
Standards/Science/Lakatos/Feyerabend: Standards do not prescribe or prohibit specific actions. On their own, standards cannot forbid even the most outrageous behavior. In connection with conservatism, they exert a subtle but emphatic influence on the scientist. And so Lakatos would like to see them used.
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