Philosophy Lexicon of Arguments

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Churchland, Paul M.
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Ontology Pauen I 99
"Scientific Realism"/Terminology/Pauen: (Scientific Realism): Churchland's and Sellar's approach:
Thesis: The ontology is determined by the entities whose existence asserts our best scientific theories (> best explanation).
The dependence of the language on the ontology will then only exist because it is irrelevant to the above mentioned argument on which our existence assumptions depend.
Churchland/Pauen: committs the sciences to a very strong conception of nature as a kind of "thing-in-itself," ultimate authority in deciding on theories.

Churla I
Paul M. Churchland
Matter and Consciousness Cambridge 2013

Churli I
Patricia S. Churchland
Touching a Nerve: Our Brains, Our Brains New York 2014

Pau I
M. Pauen
Grundprobleme der Philosophie des Geistes Frankfurt 2001

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Ed. Martin Schulz, access date 2017-04-24