What is structural empiricism? scientific change in an empiricist setting

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In this paper a constructive empiricist account of scientific change is put forward. Based on da Costa's and French's partial structures approach, two notions of empirical adequacy are initially advanced (with particular emphasis on the introduction of degrees of empirical adequacy). Using these notions, it is shown how both the informativeness and the empirical adequacy requirements of an empiricist theory of scientific change can then be met. Finally, some philosophical consequences with regard to the role of structures in this context are drawn.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)59-85
Number of pages27
JournalErkenntnis
Volume50
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1999
Externally publishedYes

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What is structural empiricism? scientific change in an empiricist setting. / Bueno, Otavio.

In: Erkenntnis, Vol. 50, No. 1, 1999, p. 59-85.

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