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Hauschildt, Bent. 1989. Terminologi [Terminology]. Hermes 3 : 125–142. URL
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Following a short introduction to the General Theory of Terminology, the underlying language theory is criticized by example. This theory-immanent criticism concentrates on the metaphysical language view illustrated by the abstractions as a mental process and the relation between the concept and the term as label. The self-contradictions and paradox shown have peculiar consequences for the understanding of the definition. Finally, an alternative is developed on the basis of Constructivism.
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