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Empirical adequacy and ramsification

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Structural realism has been proposed as an epistemological position interpolating between realism and sceptical anti-realism about scientific theories. The structural realist who accepts a scientific theory ⊖ thinks that ⊖ is empirically correct, and furthermore is a realist about the 'structural content' of ⊖. But what exactly is 'structural content'? One proposal is that the 'structural content' of a scientific theory may be associated with its Ramsey sentence ℜ(⊖). However, Demopoulos and ...

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10.1093/bjps/55.2.287

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, HUM, Philosophy Faculty
Journal:
British Journal for the Philosophy of Science
Volume:
55
Issue:
2
Pages:
287-300
Publication date:
2004-12-01
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EISSN:
1464-3537
ISSN:
0007-0882
URN:
uuid:ec6782b8-40a3-4c38-a0ae-8493d06794cb
Source identifiers:
353256
Local pid:
pubs:353256

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