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Correspondence, Incommensurability, Indeterminacy of Translation, and Understanding

(Original title: Korešpondencia, nesúmerateľnosť, neurčitosť prekladu a porozumenie)
Filozofia, 50 (1995), 7, 329-342.
Type of work: Papers
Publication language: Slovak

In the paper Bohr's principle of correspondence along with its various interpretations are analysed. Attantion is paid to Kuhn's and Feyerabend's conceptions of the incommensurability of scientific theories, to Quine's notion of the indeterminacy of translation, to Munéver's conception of understanding a radically new knowledge as well as to Kmita's understanding of the correspondence of scientific systems. A critical surway of cumulativist and anticumulativist conceptions is given as well. The authors see the possible resolution of the problem as an interpretation of Bohr's principle of correspondence, by which the corresponded theory as the historic prerequisite of the corresponding theory becomes its own, theoretically (logically) corrected product.

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