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Author Kelly, Kevin T.
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Subject Domain (in DDC) Computer science, information & general works ♦ Data processing & computer science
Abstract Scientific method may be viewed either as an argument justifying a conclusion or as a procedure for finding the right answer to some question. Both conceptions occasion the problem of empirical regresses. According to the former approach, it is hard to say what the point of a regress is. According to the latter, we can solve for the strongest sense of singlemethod performance that could be covered from a regress of procedures. Several types of regresses are solved in this sense. Some of the solutions are shown to have sufficient power to deal with Duhem’s problem. 1 CONFIRMATION AND NATURALISM Here is a familiar way to think about the philosophy of science. Our empirical claims must be justified. Usually, evidence does not and never will entail them, so they must be justified some weaker way. Thus, there must be a relation of partial support or confirmation falling short of full (deductive) support that justifies them. The principal task of the philosophy of science is to explicate the
Educational Role Student ♦ Teacher
Age Range above 22 year
Educational Use Research
Education Level UG and PG ♦ Career/Technical Study
Publisher Date 2001-01-01