Elimination, correction and Popper's evolutionary epistemology

Abstract Evolutionary epistemologists from Popper to Campbell have appropriated the Darwinian principle to explain the apparent fit between the world and our knowledge of it. I argue that this strategy suffers from the lack of any principled distinction among various types of elimination. I offer such a distinction and show that there is a species of elimination that is really corrective, that is, which violates the Darwinian principle as Popper understands it.
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DOI 10.1080/02698599508573503
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James Blachowicz (1996). Ampliative Abduction. International Studies in the Philosophy of Science 10 (2):141 – 157.

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