Meaning and Interpretation of Theoretical Concepts

  • Raimo Tuomela
Part of the Library of Exact Philosophy book series (LEP, volume 10)


The empiricist partial interpretation view on interpreting theories has been dominant in the last few decades, so dominant, in fact, that it has been called the received view on the interpretation and meaning of theories. The view is represented in the works of, for instance, Carnap (1937), (1956), and (1966), Hempel (1958), Rozeboom (1960), (1963), and (1970), Nagel (1961), Przelecki (1969), and Stegmüller (1970). However, in recent years it has been heavily attacked by Putnam (1962), Feyerabend (1965), Achinstein (1969), and Hempel (1970), among others.


Scientific Theory Theoretical Concept Theoretical Term Semantic Rule Scientific Term 
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