The Minimalist Conception of Truth and Philosophy of Science

Ajdukiewicz’s Account of Scientific Inquiry
  • Maciej Witek
Part of the Synthese Library book series (SYLI, volume 320)


In my paper I would like to consider Ajdukiewicz’s theory of meaning as a form of deflationism. This theory was formulated in the thirties and was published in two articles: “Sprache and Sinn” and “Das Weltbild and die Begriffsapparatur”. My paper is intended as not only a historical study. Above all I want to interpret some aspects of Ajdukiewicz’s construction as a theoretical model of deflationary ideas concerning science. I believe that this will help in examining the capacity of the deflationary account to accommodate some important facts regarding rationality and scientific development.


Conceptual Apparatus Linguistic Behaviour World Picture Minimalist Conception Meaning Rule 
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  • Maciej Witek
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  1. 1.University of ZielonaGóraPoland

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