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Formal and Empirical Methods in Philosophy of Science

Crupi, Vincenzo and Hartmann, Stephan (2009) Formal and Empirical Methods in Philosophy of Science. [Preprint]


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This essay addresses the methodology of philosophy of science and illustrates how formal and empirical methods can be fruitfully combined. Special emphasis is given to the application of experimental methods to confirmation theory and to recent work on the conjunction fallacy, a key topic in the rationality debate arising from research in cognitive psychology. Several other issue can be studied in this way. In the concluding section, a brief outline is provided of three further examples.

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Item Type: Preprint
Crupi, Vincenzo
Hartmann, Stephan
Additional Information: This paper appears in F. Stadler et al. (eds.), The Present Situation in the Philosophy of Science. Berlin: Springer.
Keywords: Methodology of philosophy of science, formal methods, experimental philosophy, confirmation measures, conjunction fallacy
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Probability/Statistics
General Issues > Confirmation/Induction
Specific Sciences > Psychology/Psychiatry
Specific Sciences > Cognitive Science
General Issues > Experimentation
Depositing User: Stephan Hartmann
Date Deposited: 29 Jul 2009
Last Modified: 07 Oct 2010 15:18
Item ID: 4782

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