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Peter Duren's A century of mathematics in America. PDF

By Peter Duren

ISBN-10: 0821801244

ISBN-13: 9780821801246

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403 Trouble in Positivist Paradise The distinction between observational terms and theoretical terms is a critically important component of the positivist model of scientific theories. Without a workable distinction between the observable and the theoretical the central demand which the model makes that every theoretical term be provided with an explicit definition containing only observational terms would be a bit perverse, for it would be an exercise with no point to it. Initially, few positivists took much care to examine closely this distinction that played such a vital a role in the positivist model.

This is in the spirit of positivism. As far as the positivist is concerned, you don't need to know what 'blickledorp' and 'microspam' mean on a conceptual level (that is, their sizes, colors, charges, polarities, and such, if any); you only need to know the meanings of the logical relations that hold between 'blickledorp', 'microspam', and any other terms, be they theoretical or observational, with which they are connected by the laws of the theory. Here we see hard at work the positivist assumption mentioned previously, the assumption that logical relations are capable of accurately representing causal connections out in the real world.

In numbered order the three figures depict events that move from the highly observational to the highly theoretical. 1 we can observe without the use of elaborate instruments the swollen and inflamed tissue of an allergic reaction to bee venom, a reaction called anaphylaxis. 2 involves a region of reality that requires elaborate instruments to detect. We can take a photograph of a mast cell degranulating as seen through a powerful microscope, but only after we have chemically "prepared" the mast cell in a special way, perhaps through staining it with dyes, or through shrinking the cell's membrane onto its internal granules (and one hopes that one hasn't so distorted the real nature of the mast cell by these treatments so that what we see in the resulting photographs is not what the mast cell is really like).

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