Affordable Access

Idealization, Abduction, and Progressive Scientific Change

Authors
Publisher
UPV/EHU - University of the Basque Country
Publication Date
Source
Legacy
Keywords
  • Abduction
  • Non-Monotonic Reasoning
  • Idealization
  • Approximation
  • Kepler-Newton Case
  • Empirical Progress
  • Scientific Change
Disciplines
  • Logic

Abstract

After a brief comparison of Aliseda’s account with different approaches to abductive reasoning, I try to relate abduction, understood in terms like those of Aliseda, to another concept which also occupies a very important role in scientific change: idealization. In particular, I try to reveal some interesting aspects related to notions like approximation and empirical progress.

There are no comments yet on this publication. Be the first to share your thoughts.

Statistics

Seen <100 times
0 Comments