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Scientific Prediction and the Underdetermination of Scientific Theory Building

Dawid, Richard (2008) Scientific Prediction and the Underdetermination of Scientific Theory Building. [Preprint]

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    Abstract

    According to the no miracles argument, scientific realism provides the only satisfactory explanation of the predictive success of science. It is argued in the present article that a different explanatory strategy, based on the posit of limitations to the underdetermination of scientific theory building by the available empirical data, offers a more convincing understanding of scientific success.


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    Item Type: Preprint
    Keywords: underdetermination, realism, no miracles argument
    Subjects: General Issues > Confirmation/Induction
    General Issues > Realism/Anti-realism
    Depositing User: Richard Dawid
    Date Deposited: 29 Apr 2008
    Last Modified: 07 Oct 2010 11:16
    Item ID: 4008
    URI: http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/4008

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