<gnoseology, philosophy of science> belief that the meaning of scientific terms and concepts is wholly captured by a description of the process that determines their applicability in particular cases. On this view, theoretical entities are merely logical constructs. Recommended Reading: Charles S. Peirce: The Essential Writings, ed. by Edward C. Moore and Richard Robin (Prometheus, 1998) and Percy W. Bridgman, Logic of Modern Physics (Ayer, 1980).
[A Dictionary of Philosophical Terms and Names]
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