Philosophy Lexicon of Arguments

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Idealization: idealization is a simplification of theories for the purpose of generalization. A) Before starting an investigation in physics, e.g. the assumption of a mass point, i.e. a practical impossibility, which, however, simplifies the calculation and delivers correct results. B) Subsequently, for example, the smoothing of the course of a curve of measured values. See also Theories, measurements.

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
Cartwright, Nancy Idealization   Cartwright, Nancy
d’Abro, A. Idealization   d’Abro, A.
Feyerabend, Paul Idealization   Feyerabend, Paul
Putnam, Hilary Idealization   Putnam, Hilary
Rawls, J. Idealization   Rawls, J.
Wittgenstein, L. Idealization   Wittgenstein, L.
Wright, Crispin Idealization   Wright, Crispin

Ed. Martin Schulz, access date 2017-10-22