Philosophy Dictionary of Arguments


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Meaning change/semantic change: this is about the question whether the meaning of the terms of a theory change in the light of new knowledge. If they do, problems with incommensurability may arise. See also reference, incommensurability, progress, comparisons.

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
Adorno, , Th.W. Meaning Change   Adorno, Th.W.
Ayers, Michael Meaning Change   Ayers, Michael
Brandom, , Robert Meaning Change   Brandom, Robert
Carnap, Rudolf Meaning Change   Carnap, Rudolf
Cavell, , Stanley Meaning Change   Cavell, Stanley
Churchland, Patricia Meaning Change   Churchland, Patricia S.
Davidson, , Donald Meaning Change   Davidson, Donald
Dummett, Michael E. Meaning Change   Dummett, Michael E.
Feyerabend, , Paul Meaning Change   Feyerabend, Paul
Field, Hartry Meaning Change   Field, Hartry
Foucault, , Michel Meaning Change   Foucault, Michel
Gärdenfors, Peter Meaning Change   Gärdenfors, Peter
Kuhn, , Thomas S. Meaning Change   Kuhn, Thomas S.
Lewis, David K. Meaning Change   Lewis, David K.
Lyotard, , Jean-Francois Meaning Change   Lyotard, Jean-Francois
Nagel, Thomas Meaning Change   Nagel, Thomas
Newton, , Isaac Meaning Change   Newton, Isaac
Putnam, Hilary Meaning Change   Putnam, Hilary
Quine, , W.V.O. Meaning Change   Quine, Willard Van Orman
Rorty, Richard Meaning Change   Rorty, Richard

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