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Novel Confirmation and the Underdetermination of Scientific Theory Building

Dawid, Richard (2013) Novel Confirmation and the Underdetermination of Scientific Theory Building. [Preprint]


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The extra value of novel confirmation over accommodation is explained based on an analysis of the underdetermination of scientific theory building. Novel confirmation can provide information on the number of possible scientific alternatives to a predictively successful theory. This information, in turn, can raise the probability that the given theory is true or will be empirically viable in the future.

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Item Type: Preprint
Keywords: novel confirmation predictivism Bayesianism underdetermiation
Subjects: General Issues > Confirmation/Induction
Depositing User: Dr. Richard Dawid
Date Deposited: 06 May 2013 16:14
Last Modified: 10 Feb 2017 15:44
Item ID: 9724
Subjects: General Issues > Confirmation/Induction
Date: May 2013

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