Philosophy Lexicon of Arguments

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Theories: theories are statement systems for the explanation of observations, e.g. of behavior or physical, chemical or biological processes. When setting up theories, a subject domain, a vocabulary of the terms to be used and admissible methods of observation are defined. In addition to explanations, the goal of the theory formation is the predictability and comparability of observations. See also systems, models, experiments, observation, observation language, theoretical terms, theoretical entities, predictions, analogies, comparisons, evidence, verification, reduction, definitions, definability.

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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.
 
Author Item    More concepts for author
Aristotle Theories   Aristotle
Ayers, M. Theories   Ayers, M.
Bacon, F. Theories   Bacon, F.
Barrow, J.D. Theories   Barrow, J.D.
Baudrillard, Jean Theories   Baudrillard, Jean
Boyd, R. Theories   Boyd, R.
Brandom, Robert Theories   Brandom, Robert
Bubner, R. Theories   Bubner, R.
Campbell, D.C. Theories   Campbell, D.C.
Cartwright, Nancy Theories   Cartwright, Nancy
Chalmers, David Theories   Chalmers, David
Cresswell, M.J. Theories   Cresswell, M.J.
Davidson, Donald Theories   Davidson, Donald
Deutsch, David Theories   Deutsch, David
Duhem, Pierre Theories   Duhem, Pierre
Dummett, Michael Theories   Dummett, Michael
Feyerabend, Paul Theories   Feyerabend, Paul
Field, Hartry Theories   Field, Hartry
Fodor, Jerry Theories   Fodor, Jerry
Fraassen, Bas Theories   Fraassen, Bas
Gärdenfors, Peter Theories   Gärdenfors, Peter
Geach, Peter T. Theories   Geach, Peter T.
Genz, H. Theories   Genz, H.
Goodman, Nelson Theories   Goodman, Nelson
Hacking, Ian Theories   Hacking, Ian
Hume, D. Theories   Hume, D.
James, W. Theories   James, W.
Kauffman, Stuart Theories   Kauffman, Stuart
Kosslyn, St. M. Theories   Kosslyn, St. M.
Kuhn, Thomas Theories   Kuhn, Thomas
Lakatos, Imre Theories   Lakatos, Imre
Leibniz, G.W. Theories   Leibniz, G.W.
Lewis, David Theories   Lewis, David
Luhmann, Niklas Theories   Luhmann, Niklas
Lyotard, J.-F. Theories   Lyotard, J.-F.
Mates, B. Theories   Mates, B.
Mayr, E. Theories   Mayr, E.
McDowell, John Theories   McDowell, John
McGinn, Colin Theories   McGinn, Colin
Millikan, Ruth Theories   Millikan, Ruth
Nagel, Thomas Theories   Nagel, Thomas
Nozick, Robert Theories   Nozick, Robert
Peacocke, Christopher Theories   Peacocke, Christopher
Pinker, Stephen Theories   Pinker, Stephen
Popper, Karl Theories   Popper, Karl
Poundstone, W. Theories   Poundstone, W.
Putnam, Hilary Theories   Putnam, Hilary
Quine, Willard Van Orman Theories   Quine, Willard Van Orman
Rorty, Richard Theories   Rorty, Richard
Ryle, Gilbert Theories   Ryle, Gilbert
Searle, John R. Theories   Searle, John R.
Sellars, Wilfrid Theories   Sellars, Wilfrid
Tarski, A. Theories   Tarski, A.
Thiel, Chr. Theories   Thiel, Chr.
Wittgenstein, L. Theories   Wittgenstein, L.
Wright, Crispin Theories   Wright, Crispin


Ed. Martin Schulz, access date 2017-08-23