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Revamping Hypothetico-Deductivism: A Dialectic Account of Confirmation

Betz, Gregor (2011) Revamping Hypothetico-Deductivism: A Dialectic Account of Confirmation. [Preprint]

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    Abstract

    We use recently developed approaches in argumentation theory in order to revamp the hypothetico-deductive model of confirmation, thus alleviating the well-known paradoxes the H-D account faces. More specifically, we introduce the concept of dialectic confirmation on the background of the so-called theory of dialectical structures (Betz 2010, 2011). Dialectic confirmation generalises hypothetico-deductive confirmation and mitigates the raven paradox, the grue paradox, the tacking paradox, the paradox from conceptual difference, and the problem of novelty.


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    Item Type: Preprint
    Keywords: hypothetico-deductive confirmation; degree of justification; argumentation theory; tacking paradox; raven paradox; grue paradox; novel evidence
    Subjects: General Issues > Confirmation/Induction
    Depositing User: Gregor Betz
    Date Deposited: 03 Oct 2011 08:21
    Last Modified: 03 Oct 2011 08:21
    Item ID: 8822
    URI: http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/8822

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