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Idealization and Positivism

  • Leszek Nowak
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Part of the Synthese Library book series (SYLI, volume 139)

Abstract

Another group of methodological doctrines is composed of those which are based on the tradition of empiricism. Let us start with the analysis of positivism. A positivist will be conceived as someone who claims (epi-stemological) phenomenalism: the necessary condition for a sentence to describe phenomena is to remain in a meaning-relation to observational sentences.

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Black Body Theoretical Term Empirical Science Inertial System Luminous Intensity 
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© Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 1980

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  • Leszek Nowak

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