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ERIC Number: EJ1004148
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Jun
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 10
ISSN: ISSN-0926-7220
Conversations across Meaning Variance
Cordero, Alberto
Science & Education, v22 n6 p1305-1313 Jun 2013
Progressive interpretations of scientific theories have long been denounced as naive, because of the inescapability of meaning variance. The charge reportedly applies to recent realist moves that focus on theory-parts rather than whole theories. This paper considers the question of what "theory-parts" of epistemic significance (if any) relevantly accumulate through theory-change and identifies a form of theory-parts seemingly suitable for the realist agenda. My starting point is a notion of cumulative theoretical description lifted from instances of inter-theoretic dialogue in scientific practice.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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