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Reply to Hudson: "Howson on novel confirmation"

Howson, Colin (2007) Reply to Hudson: "Howson on novel confirmation". Logic and Philosophy of Science, 5 (1). pp. 33-41. ISSN 1826-1043

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In a recent paper in this journal Robert G. Hudson (2006) criticises a discussion originally by me, later elaborated in a jointly authored work with Allan Franklin, of an example due to Maher (1988) which Maher used to motivate a Bayesian solution to the predictionversus- accommodation problem. Hudson extends his critique to an explanation by us why we thought that Mendeleev’s discovery of the Periodic Table of the chemical elements was not susceptible to the same analysis as that we gave of Maher’s example. In what follows I shall rebut his charges and show that they rest on a mixture of inattention to the text and some elementary logico-mathematical errors.

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Divisions: Philosophy, Logic and Scientific Method
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BC Logic
Date Deposited: 23 May 2013 15:37
Last Modified: 16 May 2024 00:40

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