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Friedrich Waismann

Friedrich Waismann  

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(1896–1959)Austrian member of the Vienna Circle. Waismann is principally remembered for a defence of conventionalism in logic and mathematics, and for introducing the notion of ‘porosity’ or open ...
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Leslie F. Stevenson

The Oxford Companion to Philosophy (2 ed.)

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2005
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This term has been used for an apparently unavoidable feature of empirical concepts, namely that there is always the possibility of some unforeseen kind of case in which it is not clear ... More

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