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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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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
Maxwell, Nicholas
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 15:14
Item ID: 3092

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