Grimes on the tacking by disjunction problem

Publication Year:
2004
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Repository URL:
http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/1852
Author(s):
Moretti, Luca
preprint description
In this paper, I focus on the so-called "tacking by disjunction problem". Namely, the problem to the effect that, if a hypothesis H is confirmed by a statement E, H is confirmed by the disjunction E v F, for whatever statement F. I show that the attempt to settle this difficulty made by Grimes 1990, in a paper apparently forgotten by today methodologists, is irremediably faulty.