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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: UNSPECIFIED.

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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)
Sakellariou, Vassilis
Keywords: divide et impera, pessimistic meta-induction, indispensable contribution, Kepler's area law, Newton's inverse square law
Subjects: General Issues > Realism/Anti-realism
Date Deposited: 29 Mar 2010
Last Modified: 07 Oct 2010 15:19
Item ID: 5223
Subjects: General Issues > Realism/Anti-realism
Date: 2009

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