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On the Argument from Double Spaces: A Reply to Moti Mizrahi

Park, Seungbae (2021) On the Argument from Double Spaces: A Reply to Moti Mizrahi. Social Epistemology Review and Reply Collective, 10 (2). pp. 1-6.

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Abstract

Van Fraassen infers the truth of the contextual theory from his observation that it has passed a crucial test. Mizrahi infers the comparative truth of our best theories from his observation that they are more successful than their competitors. Their inferences require, according to the argument from double spaces, the prior belief that it is more likely that their target theories were pulled out from the T-space than from the O-space. The T-space is the logical space of unconceived theories whose appearances agree with their realities; the O-space is the logical space of unconceived theories whose appearances may agree or disagree with their realities.


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Park, Seungbaenature@unist.ac.kr
Keywords: Argument from a Bad Lot, Contextual Theory, Relative Realism, Scientific Realism
Depositing User: Dr. Seungbae Park
Date Deposited: 06 Feb 2021 21:12
Last Modified: 06 Feb 2021 21:12
Item ID: 18680
Journal or Publication Title: Social Epistemology Review and Reply Collective
Date: 4 February 2021
Page Range: pp. 1-6
Volume: 10
Number: 2
URI: http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/18680

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