Zeitschrift für allgemeine Wissenschaftstheorie

, Volume 18, Issue 1, pp 296-312

Das strukturalistische Problem der theoretischen Begriffe und seine Lösung

Kritische Bemerkungen
  • Hanspeter RingsAffiliated withFakultät für Sozialwissenschaft, A 5, Universität Mannheim

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In especially the Sneed-Stegmüller structuralist theory a so-called problem of theoretical terms emerges. But this problem bases on a questionable presupposition (Introductory remark). And the structuralist solution of this problem, the so-called Ramsey-Sneed-solution, is also problematic ((i), (ii), (iii)). Beyond this the structuralist assertion is problematic, that the problem of theoretical terms and his Ramsey-Sneed-solution is empirically relevant (iv). On the basis of the discussed systematic and empirical defects of the problem of theoretical terms and its solution, the so-called non-statement view2, i. e. this solution, will be refused (Concluding remark).