Philosophy Lexicon of Arguments

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Internal Realism: theory of the Philosopher Hilary Putnam, according to which truth can be attributed to sentences only in the context of a theory or a reference system. Also the question of the reference of the terms used is only useful in the context of a theory. See also reference system, conceptual schema, immanence.

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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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Ed. Martin Schulz, access date 2017-06-24