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The semantic view, empirical adequacy, and application

By Mauricio Suárez


It is widely accepted in contemporary philosophy of science that the domain of application of a theory is typically larger than its explanatory covering power: theories can be applied to phenomena that they do not explain. I argue for an analogous thesis regarding the notion of empirical adequacy. A theory’s domain of application is typically larger than its domain of empirical adequacy: theories are often applied to phenomena from which they receive no empirical confirmation

Topics: B Philosophy (General)
Publisher: Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México
Year: 2005
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Provided by: LSE Research Online
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