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Generalizing Empirical Adequacy II: Partial Structures

Lutz, Sebastian (2011) Generalizing Empirical Adequacy II: Partial Structures. [Preprint]

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The companion piece to this article captures and generalizes empirical adequacy in terms of vagueness sets. In this article, I show that previous attempts to capture and generalize empirical adequacy in terms of partial structures fail. Indeed, the motivations for the partial structures approach are better met by vagueness sets, which can be used to generalize the partial structure approach.

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Item Type: Preprint
Additional Information: Companion piece to " Empirical Adequacy I: Multiplicity and Approximation" (
Keywords: empirical adequacy; partial structures; vagueness sets; approximation; partial isomorphism; constructive empiricism
Subjects: General Issues > Models and Idealization
General Issues > Realism/Anti-realism
General Issues > Structure of Theories
General Issues > Theory/Observation
Depositing User: Sebastian Lutz
Date Deposited: 07 Aug 2011 03:46
Last Modified: 07 Aug 2011 03:46
Item ID: 8744

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