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The logic of confirmation

Huber, Franz (2005) The logic of confirmation. Philosophische Perspektiven. pp. 309-315.

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The paper presents a new analysis of Hempel’s conditions of adequacy (Hempel 1945), differing from the one in Carnap (1962). Hempel, so it is argued, felt the need for two concepts of confirmation: one aiming at true theories, and another aiming at informative theories. However, so the analysis continues, he also realized that these two concepts were conflicting, and so he gave up the concept of confirmation aiming at informative theories. It is then shown that one can have the cake and eat it: There is a logic of confirmation that accounts for both of these two conflicting aspects.


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Item Type: Published Article or Volume
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Huber, Franzfranz.huber@utoronto.ca
Subjects: General Issues > Confirmation/Induction
General Issues > History of Philosophy of Science
General Issues > Philosophers of Science
Specific Sciences > Probability/Statistics
Depositing User: Unnamed user with email franz.huber@utoronto.ca
Date Deposited: 10 Jul 2014 13:19
Last Modified: 10 Jul 2014 13:19
Item ID: 10856
Journal or Publication Title: Philosophische Perspektiven
Publisher: Ontos
Official URL: http://oegp.org/en/publications/
Subjects: General Issues > Confirmation/Induction
General Issues > History of Philosophy of Science
General Issues > Philosophers of Science
Specific Sciences > Probability/Statistics
Date: 2005
Page Range: pp. 309-315
URI: https://philsci-archive-dev.library.pitt.edu/id/eprint/10856

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