Modelling Non-empirical Confirmation
The paper provides a presentation and motivation of the concept of non-empirical theory confirmation. Non-empirical theory confirmation is argued to play an important role in the scientific process that has not been adequately acknowledged so far. Its formalization within a Bayesian framework demonstrates that non-empirical confirmation does have the essential structural characteristics of theory confirmation.
KeywordsScientific Theory Higgs Model Higgs Particle Empirical Prediction Empirical Implication
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