|Holism: Holism is the assumption that the elements or the subject domain of a theory are accessible only with simultaneous availability of all elements or objects of this domain. It is also assumed that a change to an element does not exclude changes to all other elements at least. The statement "everything is connected with everything" is however a wrong characterization of the holism, since it is logically erroneous. _____________Annotation: The above characterizations of concepts are neither definitions nor exhausting presentations of problems related to them. Instead, they are intended to give a short introduction to the contributions below. – Lexicon of Arguments. |
Anita Avramides on Holism - Dictionary of Arguments
RI/Radical interpretation/Holism/Davidson: E.g. "There’s a whale" is not independent of "There is a mammal" - nowhere to draw a line where you can make a stop - therefore no distinction between simple/Assembled (complex).
Therefore the RI can not go step by step - Dummett: a class of sentences should contain the questionable word. DavdisonVsDummett: This class expands automatically to the entire language - DavidsonVsDummett: identify a corpus of sentences about situations._____________Explanation of symbols: Roman numerals indicate the source, arabic numerals indicate the page number. The corresponding books are indicated on the right hand side. ((s)…): Comment by the sender of the contribution. Translations: Dictionary of Arguments The note [Concept/Author], [Author1]Vs[Author2] or [Author]Vs[term] resp. "problem:"/"solution:", "old:"/"new:" and "thesis:" is an addition from the Dictionary of Arguments. If a German edition is specified, the page numbers refer to this edition.
Meaning and Mind Boston 1989