Eternal Truth by Convention

Loomis, Eric J. Eternal Truth by Convention. In: Pre-Proceedings of the 26th International Wittgenstein Symposium. Austrian Ludwig Wittgenstein Society, Kirchberg am Wechsel, pp. 209-211.


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Within the epistemology of the sciences, conventionalism has been the subject of regular criticism for over six decades. Critics such as W. V. Quine and Morton White, and more recently Nathan Salmon (1992), and Paul Boghossian (1996), have attacked even the most basic tenet of conventionalism, namely its claim that the truth of certain statements is fixed not by stipulation-independent facts, but by the conventions governing the meaning of those statements and their constituents.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: Conventionalism; Carnap, R.; Duhem, P.; Poincare, H.; Schlick, M. Wittgenstein, L.
Subjects: Philosophie > Philosophische Disziplinen > Epistemologie, Wissenschaftstheorie, Naturphilosophie
Philosophie > Philosophische Journale, Kongresse, Vereinigungen > Wittgenstein Symposium Kirchberg, Pre-Proceedings > Kirchberg 2003
Philosophie > Geschichte der Philosophie > g) 20.Jahrhundert
Depositing User: Stefan Köstenbauer
Date Deposited: 14 Mar 2008 10:47
Last Modified: 08 Sep 2011 18:52

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