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Dawid et al.’s [2015] no alternatives argument: an empiricist note

van Basshuysen, Philippe (2015) Dawid et al.’s [2015] no alternatives argument: an empiricist note. Kriterion: Journal of Philosophy, 29 (1). pp. 37-50. ISSN 1019-8288

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In a recent paper, Dawid, Hartmann and Sprenger claim to prove the possibility of non-empirical theory confirmation via the No Alternatives Argument. In this note, I argue that from an empiricist point of view, their "proof" begs the question in the sense that it cannot convince someone who has not already been convinced of non-empirical theory confirmation before.

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Additional Information: © 2015 The Author
Divisions: Philosophy, Logic and Scientific Method
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > B Philosophy (General)
Date Deposited: 12 Nov 2015 12:36
Last Modified: 20 Sep 2021 02:58

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