A Foundational Theory with Explanatory Coherence
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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.
KeywordsAcceptable Statement Explanatory System Empirical Statement Minimal Version Maximal System
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