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Scientific Significance

Joseph Rouse

in Articulating the World: Conceptual Understanding and the Scientific Image

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226293677
eISBN:
9780226293707
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226293707.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

Scientific research and understanding are more selectively focused than traditional conceptions of a comprehensive scientific image suggest. Most truths and possible topics of inquiry have little or ... More


Epilogue: Naturalism and the Contingency of the Space of Reasons

Joseph Rouse

in Articulating the World: Conceptual Understanding and the Scientific Image

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226293677
eISBN:
9780226293707
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226293707.003.0012
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

Nietzsche’s suggestion that with the emergence and eventual demise of the human intellect, “nothing will have happened”, makes vivid a worry raised by naturalistic accounts of human conceptual ... More


Statistical Distances as Loss Functions in Assessing Model Adequacy

Bruce G. Lindsay

in The Nature of Scientific Evidence: Statistical, Philosophical, and Empirical Considerations

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226789552
eISBN:
9780226789583
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226789583.003.0014
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

This chapter takes on the problem of model adequacy and makes an argument for reformulating the way model-based statistical inference is carried out. In the new formulation, it does not treat the ... More


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