On the Pessimistic Induction and Two Fallacies

Publication Year:
2004
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Repository URL:
http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/1943
Author(s):
Saatsi, Juha
conference paper description
The Pessimistic Induction from falsity of past theories forms a perennial argument against scientific realism. This paper considers and rebuts two recent arguments due to Lewis (2001) and Lange (2002) to the conclusion that the argument from Pessimistic Induction (in its best known form) is actually fallacious.