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Empirically Adequate but Observably False Theories

Lutz, Sebastian (2013) Empirically Adequate but Observably False Theories. [Preprint]

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I show that a theory may be empirically adequate according to van Fraassen's definition even though it can be observationally determined that the theory is false. I suggest a modification of empirical adequacy that avoids this result.


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Item Type: Preprint
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Lutz, Sebastiansebastian.lutz@gmx.net
Keywords: empirical adequacy; truth; coordinated isomorphism; strict empirical adequacy
Subjects: General Issues > Realism/Anti-realism
General Issues > Structure of Theories
General Issues > Theory/Observation
Depositing User: Sebastian Lutz
Date Deposited: 28 Sep 2013 04:00
Last Modified: 04 May 2014 20:49
Item ID: 10017
Subjects: General Issues > Realism/Anti-realism
General Issues > Structure of Theories
General Issues > Theory/Observation
Date: 26 September 2013
URI: https://philsci-archive-dev.library.pitt.edu/id/eprint/10017

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