The Theoretical Context Account of Meaning


in Theory and Meaning

Published in print December 1979 | ISBN: 9780198245858
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191680908 | DOI:
The Theoretical Context Account of Meaning

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This chapter describes how Kuhn and Feyerabend make relativist difficulties explicit by proposing a ‘theoretical context’ account of meaning. This proposal is clarified and criticized, but no satisfactory account of the meanings of scientific terms seems forthcoming.

Keywords: Kuhn; Feyerabend; theoretical contexts; meaning; scientific terms

Chapter.  8283 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy of Science

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