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Park, Seungbae
School of Liberal Arts
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Approximate Truth vs. Empirical Adequacy

DC Field Value Language Park, Seungbae ko 2014-09-11T06:54:58Z - 2014-09-05 ko 2014-01 ko
dc.identifier.citation EPISTEMOLOGIA, v.37, no.1, pp.106 - 118 ko
dc.identifier.issn 0392-9760 ko
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dc.description.abstract Suppose that scientific realists believe that a successful theory is approximately true, and that constructive empiricists believe that it is empirically adequate. Whose belief is more likely to be false? The problem of underdetermination does not yield an answer to this question one way or the other, but the pessimistic induction does. The pessimistic induction, if correct, indicates that successful theories, both past and current, are empirically inadequate. It is arguable, however, that they are approximately true. Therefore, scientific realists overall take less epistemic risk than constructive empiricists. ko
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dc.publisher TILGHER-GENOVA S A S ko
dc.title Approximate Truth vs. Empirical Adequacy ko
dc.type ARTICLE ko
dc.identifier.scopusid 2-s2.0-84984706176 ko
dc.identifier.wosid 000209635500007 ko
dc.type.rims ART ko
dc.identifier.doi 10.3280/EPIS2014-001007 ko
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