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Single Idea 13940

[catalogued under 14. Science / B. Scientific Theories / 3. Instrumentalism]

Full Idea

The acceptance or rejection of abstract (or any other) linguistic forms in any branch of science will finally be decided by their efficiency as instruments.

Gist of Idea

All linguistic forms in science are merely judged by their efficiency as instruments


Rudolph Carnap (Empiricism, Semantics and Ontology [1950], 5)

Book Reference

Carnap,Rudolph: 'Meaning and Necessity (2nd ed)' [Chicago 1988], p.221