Philosophy Lexicon of Arguments

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Empiricism: a branch within epistemology which assumes that sensory perception is fundamental for setting up claims and theories. The opposite position, rationalism, assumes that even purely logical knowledge and conclusions from this knowledge may be sufficient for the building of theories. See also logical positivism, instrumentalism, rationalism, epistemology, theories, foundation, experiments, > inferentialism, knowledge, experience, science.
 
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Barrow, J.D.
 
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Empiricism I 36
Empiricism / positivism / Barrow: both: there are only individual facts, not universals -EmpirismusVsuniversals / positivismVsuniversals - I 42 both Vsoperationalism / Vsinstrumentalism: theories can only be discovered, they can not be invented -
I 39
Vsempiricism / Barrow: a theory of elementary particles is more than a mere list of their properties - excludes useful terms because they are not observable - so that it forbids any law of nature.

B I
John D. Barrow
Warum die Welt mathematisch ist Frankfurt/M. 1996

B II
John D. Barrow
Die Natur der Natur: Die philosophischen Ansätze der modernen Kosmologie Heidelberg 1993

B III
John D. Barrow
Die Entdeckung des Unmöglichen. Forschung an den Grenzen des Wissens Heidelberg 2001


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Ed. Martin Schulz, access date 2017-04-28