Philosophy Lexicon of Arguments

Search  
 
Author Item Excerpt Meta data
Duhem, Pierre
 
Books on Amazon
Language I 194
Language of Physics/Duhem: is not the representation of the observed facts.
Technical language: e.g. Seemann says, "remove Bram and Oberbram!" The officer's words are for the crew the names of concrete, clearly defined objects, a well-known maneuver. This is for the initiate the effect of a technical expression.

Quite different is the language of the physicist: For example, when the pressure is increased by a certain number of atmospheres, the electromotive force of the column is increased by a certain number of volts. This can be realized in a myriad of different ways.

Duh I
P. Duhem
Ziel und Struktur der physikalischen Theorien Hamburg 1998


> Counter arguments against Duhem
> Counter arguments in relation to Language



back to list view | > Suggest your own contribution | > Suggest a correction
 
Ed. Martin Schulz, access date 2017-03-27