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Frontiers of Philosophy in China

ISSN 1673-3436

ISSN 1673-355X(Online)

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Front Phil Chin    2010, Vol. 5 Issue (3) : 449-460     DOI: 10.1007/s11466-010-0108-0
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The Boundaries of Context and Their Significance
GUO Guichun()
Research Center for Philosophy of Science and Technology, Shanxi University, Taiyuan 030006, China
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Abstract  

In the study of contextualism, the most noticeable and at the same time ambiguous problem is how to ascertain the boundaries of context. This article tries to explore the boundaries of context and the significance of the “contextualizing movement” which began in the 1980s. The establishment of boundaries can be analyzed from three aspects: the syntactic boundary, the semantic boundary, and the pragmatic boundary. This differentiation offers meaningful perspectives for grasping the method of contextual analysis, strengthening its position and influence in scientific explanation.

Keywords contextualism      syntactic boundary      semantic boundary      pragmatic boundary      contextualizing movement     
Corresponding Authors: GUO Guichun,Email:guogc@sxu.edu.cn   
Issue Date: 05 September 2010
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http://academic.hep.com.cn/fpc/EN/10.1007/s11466-010-0108-0     OR     http://academic.hep.com.cn/fpc/EN/Y2010/V5/I3/449
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