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Comparing Systems Without Single Language Privileging

Bialek, Max (2018) Comparing Systems Without Single Language Privileging. In: UNSPECIFIED.


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It is a standard feature of the BSA and its variants that systematizations of the world competing to be the best must be expressed in the same language. This paper argues that such single language privileging is problematic because (1) it enhances the objection that the BSA is insufficiently objective, and (2) it breaks the parallel between the BSA and scientific practice by not letting laws and basic kinds be identified/discovered together. A solution to these problems and the ones that prompt single language privileging is proposed in the form of privileging the best system competition(s).

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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (UNSPECIFIED)
Bialek, Maxmbialek@rutgers.edu0000-0003-1590-0063
Additional Information: For the 2018 PSA meeting.
Keywords: laws of nature humean best systems analysis akaike information criterion
Subjects: General Issues > Laws of Nature
Depositing User: Max Bialek
Date Deposited: 16 Oct 2018 04:21
Last Modified: 16 Oct 2018 04:21
Item ID: 15157
Subjects: General Issues > Laws of Nature
Date: 2018

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