David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
Philosophy of Science 60 (3):477-487 (1993)
In Gemes (1990) I examined certain formal versions of hypothetico-deductivism (H-D) showing that they have the unacceptable consequence that "Abe is a white raven" confirms "All ravens are black"! In Gemes (1992) I developed a new notion of content that could save H-D from this bizarre consequence. In this paper, I argue that more traditional formulations of H-D also need recourse to this new notion of content. I present a new account of the vexing notion of the natural axiomatization of a theory. The notion is used to construct a form of H-D that allows for the type of selective confirmation without which Glymour (1980a,b) claims H-D is hopeless
|Keywords||No keywords specified (fix it)|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
|Through your library|
References found in this work BETA
No references found.
Citations of this work BETA
Ken Gemes (2007). Verisimilitude and Content. Synthese 154 (2):293 - 306.
G. Schurz (2008). Patterns of Abduction. Synthese 164 (2):201 - 234.
Gregor Betz (2013). Revamping Hypothetico-Deductivism: A Dialectic Account of Confirmation. [REVIEW] Erkenntnis 78 (5):991-1009.
Ken Gemes (2006). Bootstrapping and Content Parts. Erkenntnis 64 (3):345 - 370.
Jan Sprenger (2013). A Synthesis of Hempelian and Hypothetico-Deductive Confirmation. Erkenntnis 78 (4):727-738.
Similar books and articles
Clark Glymour (1980). Hypothetico-Deductivism is Hopeless. Philosophy of Science 47 (2):322-325.
Gerhard Schurz (1994). Relevant Deduction and Hypothetico-Deductivism: A Reply to Gemes. [REVIEW] Erkenntnis 41 (2):183 - 188.
Ken Gemes (1998). Hypothetico-Deductivism: The Current State of Play; The Criterion of Empirical Significance: Endgame. Erkenntnis 49 (1):1 - 20.
Ken Gemes (1994). A New Theory of Content I: Basic Content. [REVIEW] Journal of Philosophical Logic 23 (6):595 - 620.
Ken Gemes (1994). Schurz on Hypothetico-Deductivism. Erkenntnis 41 (2):171 - 181.
Luca Moretti (2006). The Tacking by Disjunction Paradox: Bayesianism Versus Hypothetico-Deductivism. Erkenntnis 64 (1):115-138.
C. Kenneth Waters (1987). Relevance Logic Brings Hope to Hypothetico-Deductivism. Philosophy of Science 54 (3):453-464.
Ken Gemes (2005). Hypothetico-Deductivism: Incomplete but Not Hopeless. [REVIEW] Erkenntnis 63 (1):139 - 147.
Suck-Jung Park (2004). Hypothetico-Deductivism is Still Hopeless. Erkenntnis 60 (2):229-234.
Ken Gemes (1990). Horwich, Hempel, and Hypothetico-Deductivism. Philosophy of Science 57 (4):699-702.
Added to index2009-01-28
Total downloads13 ( #169,999 of 1,696,250 )
Recent downloads (6 months)1 ( #333,709 of 1,696,250 )
How can I increase my downloads?