Why the Converse Consequence Condition cannot be accepted

Publication Year:
2003
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Repository URL:
http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/1402
Author(s):
Moretti, Luca
preprint description
Three confirmation principles discussed by Hempel are the Converse Consequence Condition, the Special Consequence Condition and the Entailment Condition. Le Morvan (1999) has argued that, when the choice among confirmation principles is just about them, it is the Converse Consequence Condition that must be rejected. In this paper, I make this argument definitive. In doing that, I will provide an indisputable proof that the simple conjunction of the Converse Consequence Condition and the Entailment Condition yields a disastrous consequence.