The Problem of Representation and a Formal Solution
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The chapter articulates weak and strong versions of the problem of representation. It also argues that enhancing the expressive power of logical systems does not result in a conclusive solution to the problem of representation. I examine structural realists’ reliance on ‘partial isomorphisms’ and ‘pragmatic truth’ to substantiate the message of this chapter. The message is that the set/model-theoretic framework cannot account for the biologically explicable relationship between the structure of the scientific theories and reality.
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