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A Note on Theory Change and Belief Revision

  • Bengt Hansson
Chapter
Part of the Logic, Epistemology, and the Unity of Science book series (LEUS, volume 21)

Abstract

For a long time, scientific theories were usually characterised (by philosophers) as sets of laws, holding of the world. In the last decades, this view has been repeatedly challenged, with structures, capacities, mechanisms, and perhaps also ontologies and processes competing to take the place of laws. But rather than taking part in that debate, I wish to look into a matter that is epistemologically prior to it, namely how various sciences select, define, and develop their concepts.

Keywords

Epistemic State Belief Revision Conceptual Drift Deontic Logic Heavenly Body 
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Copyright information

© Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2010

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Lund UniversityLundSweden

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