Justification as Truth-Finding Efficiency: How Ockham's Razor Works

Minds and Machines 14 (4):485-505 (2004)
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6 Abstract. I propose that empirical procedures, like computational procedures, are justified in 7 terms of truth-finding efficiency. I contrast the idea with more standard philosophies of science 8 and illustrate it by deriving Ockham’s razor from the aim of minimizing dramatic changes of 9 opinion en route to the truth.
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