Synthese

, Volume 187, Issue 2, pp 569–577

Ramsification and inductive inference

Article

DOI: 10.1007/s11229-010-9861-9

Cite this article as:
Raatikainen, P. Synthese (2012) 187: 569. doi:10.1007/s11229-010-9861-9

Abstract

An argument, different from the Newman objection, against the view that the cognitive content of a theory is exhausted by its Ramsey sentence is reviewed. The crux of the argument is that Ramsification may ruin inductive systematization between theory and observation. The argument also has some implications concerning the issue of underdetermination.

Keywords

Ramsey sentences Structural realism Inductive systematization 

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© Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2010

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Philosophy, History, Culture and Art StudiesUniversity of HelsinkiUniversity of HelsinkiFinland