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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: 06 Aug 2011 23:46
    Last Modified: 06 Aug 2011 23:46
    Item ID: 8744

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