Metascience

, Volume 21, Issue 2, pp 463–466 | Cite as

“Merely a logician’s toy?” Belief revision confronting scientific theory change

Erik J. Olsson and Sebastian Enqvist (eds): Belief revision meets philosophy of science. Berlin: Springer, 2011, xx+359pp, €145.55 HB
Book Review

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of PhilosophyUniversity of BolognaBolognaItaly
  2. 2.Department of Philosophy, Languages, and LiteraturesUniversity of TriesteTriesteItaly
  3. 3.SpilambertoItaly

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