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Grimes on the tacking by disjunction problem

Moretti, Luca (2004) Grimes on the tacking by disjunction problem. [Preprint]

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      Abstract

      In this paper, I focus on the so-called "tacking by disjunction problem". Namely, the problem to the effect that, if a hypothesis H is confirmed by a statement E, H is confirmed by the disjunction E v F, for whatever statement F. I show that the attempt to settle this difficulty made by Grimes 1990, in a paper apparently forgotten by today methodologists, is irremediably faulty.


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      Item Type: Preprint
      Additional Information: This paper has been published in DISPUTATIO Vol. I, no. 17 (November 2004)
      Keywords: Grimes, tacking by disjunction problem, confirmation paradox
      Subjects: General Issues > Confirmation/Induction
      Depositing User: Luca Moretti
      Date Deposited: 26 Jul 2004
      Last Modified: 07 Oct 2010 11:12
      Item ID: 1852
      URI: http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/1852

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