Empirically Adequate but Observably False Theories

Publication Year:
2013
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Repository URL:
http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/10017
Author(s):
Lutz, Sebastian
preprint description
I show that a theory may be empirically adequate according to van Fraassen's definition even though it can be observationally determined that the theory is false. I suggest a modification of empirical adequacy that avoids this result.