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Philosophical Responses to Underdetermination in Science

Park, Seungbae (2009) Philosophical Responses to Underdetermination in Science.

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What attitude should we take toward a scientific theory when it competes with other scientific theories? This question elicited different answers from instrumentalists, logical positivists, constructive empiricists, scientific realists, holists, theory-ladenists, antidivisionists, falsificationists, and anarchists in the philosophy of science literature. I will summarize the diverse philosophical responses to the problem of underdetermination, and argue that there are different kinds of underdetermination, and that they should be kept apart from each other because they call for different responses.


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Park, Seungbae
Keywords: Underdetermination
Subjects: General Issues > Realism/Anti-realism
Depositing User: Dr. Seungbae Park
Date Deposited: 26 Jan 2019 05:41
Last Modified: 26 Jan 2019 05:41
Item ID: 15671
Subjects: General Issues > Realism/Anti-realism
Date: 2009
URI: https://philsci-archive-dev.library.pitt.edu/id/eprint/15671

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