theory-laden

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theory-laden

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(Logic) (of an expression) capable of being understood only within the context of a specific theory, as for example superego, which requires the apparatus of Freudian theory in explanation
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Related topics I will explore include Quine's coherence objection to analyticity, his naturalistic conception of philosophy, his treatment of language as a physical phenomenon, and his intention to derive meaning holism from confirmation holism and verificationism.
MacIntyre adapts a version of confirmation holism inspired by (but also partly critical of) Lakatos, Kuhn, and Quine's philosophy of science.
But confirmation holism does not imply semantic holism, that is, the thesis that a belief is ontologically dependent on there being other beliefs in so far as it has meaning.