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On the viability of the No Alternatives Argument

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If we cannot directly empirically test the claims of a particular scientific theory directly, then it would be nice to have some other criteria with which to assess its viability. In his 2013 book, String Theory and the Scientific Method, Richard Dawid aims to develop such criteria, with an eye to vindicating research programmess in disciplines where direct empirical data is scant or non-existent. In an accompanying paper, Dawid, Hartmann and Sprenger formalise Dawid's so-called ‘No Alternati...

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Published
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Peer reviewed

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10.1016/j.shpsa.2018.10.005

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Humanities Division
Department:
Philosophy Faculty
Oxford college:
Balliol College
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British Society for the Philosophy of Science
Funding agency for:
Menon, T
Publisher:
Elsevier
Journal:
Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part A More from this journal
Volume:
76
Pages:
69-75
Publication date:
2018-11-05
Acceptance date:
2018-10-29
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ISSN:
0039-3681
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pubs:941113
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uuid:f75fd563-46e3-446d-b055-018bec490d8e
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pubs:941113
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941113
Deposit date:
2018-11-12

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