Suárez, Mauricio (2005) The semantic view, empirical adequacy, and application. Crítica: revista Hispanoamericana de filosofía, 37 (109). pp. 29-63. ISSN 0011-1503
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.
|Additional Information:||© 2005 Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México|
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||scientific epistemology, empirical adequacy, semantic conception, scientific representation|
|Library of Congress subject classification:||B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > B Philosophy (General)|
|Sets:||Research centres and groups > Centre for Philosophy of Natural and Social Science (CPNSS)|
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