The Limits of Definition

  • Moritz Schlick
Part of the LEP Library of Exact Philosophy book series (LEP, volume 11)


Have we, by taking the steps described above, attained the desired goal of absolute certainty and precision in knowing? Unquestionably, we have made considerable progress. By using defined concepts, scientific knowledge raises itself far above the level of knowing in everyday life. Whenever we have at our disposal suitably defined concepts, knowledge becomes possible in a form practically free from doubt.


Intuitive Idea Perceptual Image Absolute Certainty Conceptual Truth Implicit Definition 


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© Springer-Verlag/Wien 1974

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  • Moritz Schlick

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