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A Foundational Theory with Explanatory Coherence

  • James W. Cornman
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Part of the Philosophical Studies Series in Philosophy book series (PSSP, volume 18)

Abstract

The minimal foundational theory of the justification of empirical statements is F3, namely:

F3. Any empirical statement, p, would be acceptable for person s at time t, if and only if it would be true that: either p is initially acceptable for s at t; or (i) there is an E-series for p that justifies p for s at t, and (ii) each E-series that justifies p for s at t contains some empirical statement that is initially acceptable for s at t.

Keywords

Acceptable Statement Explanatory System Empirical Statement Minimal Version Maximal System 
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References

  1. 1.
    D. Kaplan, ‘Explanation Revisited’, Philosophy of Science 28 (1961), 435CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  2. 2.
    See C. Hempel, Aspects of Scientific Explanation, New York: Free Press, 1965, p. 426Google Scholar

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© D. Reidel Publishing Company, Dordrecht, Holland 1980

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