Can Constructive Empiricism Adopt the Concept of Observabililty?

Publication Year:
2003
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http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/1379
Author(s):
Muller, F.A.
artifact description
Several arguments (due to Friedman, Kukla, Foss, Musgrave and Creath) to the effect that the distinction between observables and unobservables cannot be drawn coherently within the confines of Constructive Empiricism (CE) are analysed and confuted. One argument, due to A. Musgrave, raises a problem that CE must but cannot solve, unless CE extends its epistemic policy, or so we argue.