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Sense and Partial Extension

Gary Ebbs

in Truth and Words

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199557936
eISBN:
9780191721403
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199557936.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, General

The previous chapter concluded that no substantive theory of reference fits with our practical judgment that tokens of ‘gold’ used by English speakers today have the same extension as tokens of ... More


The Falsifiability of Theories: Total or Partial? A Contemporary Evaluation of the Duhem-Quine Thesis

Adolf Grünbaum

in Collected Works, Volume I: Scientific Rationality, the Human Condition, and 20th Century Cosmologies

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199989928
eISBN:
9780199346356
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199989928.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

Chapter examines the claim, promulgated by F.S.C. Northrop in the 1940s, that there is an important asymmetry between the verification and the refutation of empirical hypotheses in the sense that ... More


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