Philosophy Lexicon of Arguments

Elm/Beech example, philosophy: thought experiment of H. Putnam (Putnam, H. Reason, truth and history, Cambridge, 2008). The speaker cannot distinguish elms and beeches, but he knows that both are different trees. What is the status of his knowledge? Putnam draws the conclusion that meanings are not in the head. See also reference, knowledge, causal theory, meaning, thought experiments.

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 Item    More concepts for author
Goodman, Nelson Elm/Beech Example   Goodman, Nelson
Millikan, Ruth Elm/Beech Example   Millikan, Ruth
Pinker, Stephen Elm/Beech Example   Pinker, Stephen
Putnam, Hilary Elm/Beech Example   Putnam, Hilary
Searle, John R. Elm/Beech Example   Searle, John R.

Ed. Martin Schulz, access date 2017-06-26