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.
 
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 2017-05-27