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New Objections to the Problem of Unconceived Alternatives

Park, Seungbae (2019) New Objections to the Problem of Unconceived Alternatives.

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The problem of unconceived alternatives can be undermined, regardless of whether the possibility space of alternatives is bounded or unbounded. If it is bounded, pessimists need to justify their assumption that the probability that scientists have not yet eliminated enough false alternatives is higher than the probability that scientists have already eliminated enough false alternatives. If it is unbounded, pessimists need to justify their assumption that the probability that scientists have not yet moved from the possibility space of false alternatives to the possibility space of true alternatives is higher than the probability that scientists have already moved from the former to the latter space.


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Park, Seungbae
Keywords: Changing Spaces, Humean Skepticism, Scientific Pessimism, Scientific Realism
Subjects: General Issues > Realism/Anti-realism
Depositing User: Dr. Seungbae Park
Date Deposited: 23 Jan 2019 15:57
Last Modified: 23 Jan 2019 15:57
Item ID: 15648
Subjects: General Issues > Realism/Anti-realism
Date: 2019
URI: https://philsci-archive-dev.library.pitt.edu/id/eprint/15648

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