The World-Picture and the Conceptual Apparatus (1934)
The principal thesis of ordinary conventionalism (as represented for example by Poincaré) is contained in the following statement: Some problems cannot be solved by appeal to experience without the introduction of a convention; it is only when experiential data are combined with convention that the problems become solvable.
KeywordsRadical Conventionalism Ordinary Language Perceptual Data Inductive Generalization Conceptual Apparatus
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