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Meta-Empirical Confirmation: Addressing Three Points of Criticism

Dawid, Richard (2020) Meta-Empirical Confirmation: Addressing Three Points of Criticism. [Preprint]

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I respond to three points of criticism that have been raised against the concept of meta-empirical confirmation. I argue that meta-empirical confirmation can be set up in a coherent way and is sufficiently discriminating for rendering it a non-trivial indicator of a theory's viability. Moreover, I argue that acknowledging the significance of meta-empirical confirmation provides an argument for the pursuit of alternative research programs rather than for their suppression.


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Item Type: Preprint
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Dawid, Richardrichard.dawid@philosophy.su.se0000-0002-1472-2958
Additional Information: This is a much altered version of a previous text, with one new section added and the others substantially extended.
Keywords: Meta-empirical confirmation, confirmation, non-empirical confirmation, Bayesianism
Subjects: General Issues > Confirmation/Induction
General Issues > Evidence
Specific Sciences > Physics > Fields and Particles
Specific Sciences > Physics
Specific Sciences > Physics > Quantum Gravity
Depositing User: Dr. Richard Dawid
Date Deposited: 16 Mar 2021 22:51
Last Modified: 16 Mar 2021 22:51
Item ID: 18818
Subjects: General Issues > Confirmation/Induction
General Issues > Evidence
Specific Sciences > Physics > Fields and Particles
Specific Sciences > Physics
Specific Sciences > Physics > Quantum Gravity
Date: December 2020
URI: https://philsci-archive-dev.library.pitt.edu/id/eprint/18818

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