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Axioms 2016, 5(3), 21; doi:10.3390/axioms5030021

Is Kazimierz Ajdukiewicz’s Concept of a Real Definition Still Important?

The Department of Philosophy, The John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin, Al. Racławickie 14, 20-950 Lublin, Poland
Academic Editor: Urszula Wybraniec-Skardowska
Received: 20 March 2016 / Revised: 27 May 2016 / Accepted: 5 August 2016 / Published: 17 August 2016
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Lvov—Warsaw School)
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The concept of a real definition worked out by Kazimierz Ajdukiewicz is still important in the theory of definition and can be developed by applying Hilary Putnam’s theory of reference of natural kind terms and Karl Popper’s fallibilism. On the one hand, the definiendum of a real definition refers to a natural kind of things and, on the other hand, the definiens of such a definition expresses actual, empirical, fallible knowledge which can be revised and changed. View Full-Text
Keywords: meaning; truth; ostensive definition; real definition; synthetic definition; analytic definition; revision meaning; truth; ostensive definition; real definition; synthetic definition; analytic definition; revision
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