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Single Idea 11227

[catalogued under 2. Reason / D. Definition / 2. Aims of Definition]

Full Idea

The 'revision theory' of definitions says definitions impart a hypothetical character, giving a rule of revision rather than a rule of application. ...The output interpretation is better than the input one.

Gist of Idea

The 'revision theory' says that definitions are rules for improving output


Anil Gupta (Definitions [2008], 2.7)

Book Reference

'Stanford Online Encyclopaedia of Philosophy', ed/tr. Stanford University [], p.20

A Reaction

Gupta mentions the question of whether such definitions can extend into the trans-finite.