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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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    Abstract

    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
    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 11:18
    Item ID: 4782
    URI: http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/4782

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