|Adequacy: in logic a complete and correct calculus is adequate - Empirical adequacy of statements can only be found in relation to theories (as opposed to truth)._____________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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Adequacy/Millikan: by making our judgments interact with those of others in a community, we have additional evidence that they are appropriate. Thus new concepts are developed, which can be tested independently of theories, or not.
Concepts/Adequacy/Millikan: when they are adequate, concepts exercise their eigenfunction in accordance with a normal explanation. Their eigenfunction is to correspond to a variant of the world. An adequate term produces correct acts of identification of the referents of its tokens._____________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.
R. G. Millikan
Language, Thought, and Other Biological Categories: New Foundations for Realism Cambridge 1987