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Aim-Oriented Empiricism: David Miller's Critique

Maxwell, Nicholas (2006) Aim-Oriented Empiricism: David Miller's Critique. [Preprint]

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    Abstract

    For three decades I have expounded and defended aim-oriented empiricism, a view of science which, l claim, solves a number of problems in the philosophy of science and has important implications for science itself and, when generalized, for the whole of academic inquiry, and for our capacity to solve our current global problems. Despite these claims, the view has received scant attention from philosophers of science. Recently, however, David Miller has criticized the view. Miller’s criticisms are, however, not valid.


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    Item Type: Preprint
    Keywords: Physics, philosophy of physics, unification, metaphysics, induction, quantum theory, simplicity, explanation, comprehensibility, empiricism
    Subjects: General Issues > Structure of Theories
    General Issues > Theory Change
    Specific Sciences > Physics
    Depositing User: Nicholas Maxwell
    Date Deposited: 09 Dec 2006
    Last Modified: 07 Oct 2010 11:14
    Item ID: 3092
    URI: http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/3092

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