Dictionary of Arguments


Philosophical and Scientific Issues in Dispute
 
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Disputed term/author/ism Author
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Observation Language Fraassen I 56
Phenomenon/Fraassen: phenomena are preserved by being shown to be fragments of a larger unit. - VsObservation language: you cannot describe phenomena apart from the rest of the world.

Fr I
B. van Fraassen
The Scientific Image Oxford 1980

Phenomena Fraassen I 2
Phenomenon/Fraassen: does not decide about the truth of hypotheses about atoms. - Def phenomenon: observable processes and structures.
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I 44
Phenomenon/Newton: should be preserved. - Reality/Newton: is postulated. ---
I 56
Phenomena/Fraassen: preserved by being shown to be fragments of a larger unit. - VsObservation Language: one cannot describe phenomena different from the rest of the world.

Fr I
B. van Fraassen
The Scientific Image Oxford 1980


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Disputed term/author/ism Author Vs Author
Entry
Reference
Observation Language Fraassen Vs Observation Language I 56
Empirical Content/Theory/Fraassen: we have seen that we cannot isolate the empirical content of a theory in the interpretation by saying that language consists of two parts (observation language, theoretical terms). That should not surprise us. Phenomenon/Fraassen: the phenomena are preserved if they are proven to be fragments of a larger unit.
FraassenVsObservation Language: it would be very strange if the theories described the phenomena, the observable, in other terms than the rest of the world they describe. A conceptual distinction between the observable and the unobservable is always too easy.

Fr I
B. van Fraassen
The Scientific Image Oxford 1980