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accounts will be sensitive to thes objections Ã¢â¬â that successive theories tend to fail to have the logical relations of contradiction and explanation as a special case or an approximation. Although Carnap does not pursue this all the way to the observational level as Kuhn and Feyerabend do, these problems do arise for him on the theoretical level. But science typically has some cumulative development on this level as well as on the observational one. If these problems are to be avoided, it seems that some noncontextualist link between theoretical terms and the world is needed
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