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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: [2008] Theoretical Frameworks and Empirical Underdetermination Workshop (Düsseldorf April 10-12, 2008).

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    Abstract

    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: [2008] 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
    Item ID: 4653
    URI: http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/4653

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