Carrier, Martin (2009) Underdetermination as an Epistemological Test Tube: Expounding Hidden Values of the Scientific Community. In:  Theoretical Frameworks and Empirical Underdetermination Workshop (Düsseldorf April 10-12, 2008).
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Duhem-Quine underdetermination plays a constructive role in epistemology by pinpointing the impact of non-empirical virtues or cognitive values on theory choice. Underdetermination thus contributes to illuminating the nature of scientific rationality. Scientists prefer and accept one account among empirical equivalent alternatives. The non-empirical virtues operating in science are laid open in such theory choice decisions. The latter act as an epistemological test tube in making explicit commitments to how scientific knowledge should be like.
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|Item Type:||Conference or Workshop Item (UNSPECIFIED)|
|Keywords:||underdetermination, empirical equivalence, rationality, epistemology.|
|Subjects:||General Issues > Theory Change|
General Issues > Theory/Observation
General Issues > Values In Science
General Issues > Realism/Anti-realism
|Conferences and Volumes:|| Theoretical Frameworks and Empirical Underdetermination Workshop (Düsseldorf April 10-12, 2008)|
|Depositing User:||Ioannis Votsis|
|Date Deposited:||28 May 2009|
|Last Modified:||07 Oct 2010 11:18|
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