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Metagesetze und theorieunabhängige Bedeutung physikalischer Begriffe

Andreas Kamlah
Zeitschrift für allgemeine Wissenschaftstheorie / Journal for General Philosophy of Science
Vol. 9, No. 1 (1978), pp. 41-62
Published by: Springer
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/25170457
Page Count: 22
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Metagesetze und theorieunabhängige Bedeutung physikalischer Begriffe
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Abstract

The determination of the meaning of theoretical terms by the axioms of theories as meaning postulates and the merely fictitious character of a basic observational language leads to Feyerabends problem of the incommensurability of physical theories. Different theories are actually compared by physicists as well. They might have a common sub-language as the language of macroscopic physics in atomic physics. Furthermore shared metalaws (e.g. invariance principles) define an equivalence relation which identifies terms of different theories and enables physicists to talk about them in a common language.

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