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Underdetermination as an Epistemological Test Tube: Expounding Hidden Values of the Scientific Community

Carrier, Martin (2009) Underdetermination as an Epistemological Test Tube: Expounding Hidden Values of the Scientific Community. In: UNSPECIFIED.

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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)
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Carrier, Martin
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
Depositing User: Ioannis Votsis
Date Deposited: 28 May 2009
Last Modified: 07 Oct 2010 15:18
Item ID: 4653
URI: http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/4653

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