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On the Pessimistic Induction and Two Fallacies

Saatsi, Juha (2004) On the Pessimistic Induction and Two Fallacies. In: UNSPECIFIED. (Unpublished)


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The Pessimistic Induction from falsity of past theories forms a perennial argument against scientific realism. This paper considers and rebuts two recent arguments due to Lewis (2001) and Lange (2002) to the conclusion that the argument from Pessimistic Induction (in its best known form) is actually fallacious.

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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (UNSPECIFIED)
Saatsi, Juha
Keywords: realism, pessimistic induction
Subjects: General Issues > Realism/Anti-realism
Depositing User: Juha Saatsi
Date Deposited: 11 Sep 2004
Last Modified: 07 Oct 2010 15:12
Item ID: 1943
Public Domain: No
Subjects: General Issues > Realism/Anti-realism
Date: 2004

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