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Catherine Z. Elgin

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9780262036535

Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: May 2018

DOI: 10.7551/mitpress/9780262036535.001.0001

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Exemplification in Understanding

Exemplification in Understanding

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(p.183) 9 Exemplification in Understanding
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True Enough
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Catherine Z. Elgin

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The MIT Press
DOI:10.7551/mitpress/9780262036535.003.0009

Exemplification is the semantic device that connects samples and examples to their objects. They highlight features, making them manifest. Exemplars thus afford epistemic access to features of things that we might otherwise overlook. By exemplifying, symbols that are not truth-apt embody and convey understanding.

Keywords:   Exemplification, interpretation, evidence, proof, ethics, mathematics

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