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Justifying the Special Theory of Relativity with Unconceived Methods

Park, Seungbae (2018) Justifying the Special Theory of Relativity with Unconceived Methods.

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Many realists argue that present scientific theories will not follow the fate of past scientific theories because the former are more successful than the latter. Critics object that realists need to show that present theories have reached the level of success that warrants their truth. I reply that the special theory of relativity has been repeatedly reinforced by unconceived scientific methods, so it will be reinforced by infinitely many unconceived scientific methods. This argument for the special theory of relativity overcomes the critics’ objection, and has advantages over the no-miracle argument and the selective induction for it.


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Park, Seungbae
Keywords: Pessimistic Induction, Scientific Realism, Special Theory of Relativity, Unconceived Methods
Subjects: General Issues > Realism/Anti-realism
Depositing User: Dr. Seungbae Park
Date Deposited: 23 Jan 2019 15:18
Last Modified: 23 Jan 2019 15:18
Item ID: 15631
Subjects: General Issues > Realism/Anti-realism
Date: 2018
URI: https://philsci-archive-dev.library.pitt.edu/id/eprint/15631

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