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From Kepler to Newton a case of the divide et impera move

Sakellariou, Vassilis (2009) From Kepler to Newton a case of the divide et impera move. In: [2009] EPSA09: 2nd Conference of the European Philosophy of Science Association (Amsterdam, 21-24 October, 2009) > EPSA 2009 Contributed Papers.

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    The divide et impera move in defence of scientific realism aims at answering the pessimistic meta-induction argument, by adopting a selective attitude when passing judgments about truth-likeness of theories. In what follows, the discovery of Kepler’s first two laws and the transition to Newtonian mechanics is presented in an attempt to highlight the diachronic element in this move.


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    Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (UNSPECIFIED)
    Keywords: divide et impera, pessimistic meta-induction, indispensable contribution, Kepler's area law, Newton's inverse square law
    Subjects: General Issues > Realism/Anti-realism
    Conferences and Volumes: [2009] EPSA09: 2nd Conference of the European Philosophy of Science Association (Amsterdam, 21-24 October, 2009) > EPSA 2009 Contributed Papers
    Depositing User: VASSILIS SAKELLARIOU
    Date Deposited: 29 Mar 2010
    Last Modified: 07 Oct 2010 11:19
    Item ID: 5223
    URI: http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/5223

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