Scientific Prediction and the Underdetermination of Scientific Theory Building

Publication Year:
2008
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Repository URL:
http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/4008
Author(s):
Dawid, Richard
preprint description
According to the no miracles argument, scientific realism provides the only satisfactory explanation of the predictive success of science. It is argued in the present article that a different explanatory strategy, based on the posit of limitations to the underdetermination of scientific theory building by the available empirical data, offers a more convincing understanding of scientific success.