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On the Pessimistic Induction and Two Fallacies

Saatsi, Juha (2004) On the Pessimistic Induction and Two Fallacies. In: [2004] Philosophy of Science Assoc. 19th Biennial Meeting - PSA2004: Contributed Papers (Austin, TX; 2004) > PSA 2004 Contributed Papers. (Unpublished)

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    Abstract

    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)
    Keywords: realism, pessimistic induction
    Subjects: General Issues > Realism/Anti-realism
    Conferences and Volumes: [2004] Philosophy of Science Assoc. 19th Biennial Meeting - PSA2004: Contributed Papers (Austin, TX; 2004) > PSA 2004 Contributed Papers
    Depositing User: Juha Saatsi
    Date Deposited: 11 Sep 2004
    Last Modified: 07 Oct 2010 11:12
    Item ID: 1943
    Public Domain: No
    URI: http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/1943

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