David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
Synthese 154 (2):259 - 292 (2007)
A notion of experimental series is developed, in which experiments or experimental sets are connected through experimental suggestions arising from previous experimental outcomes. To that end, the justification of Howard Temin’s DNA provirus hypothesis is examined. The hypothesis originated with evidence from two exploratory experimental sets on an oncogenic virus and was substantiated by including evidence from three additional experimental sets. Collectively these sets comprise an experimental series and the accumulative evidence from the series was adequate to justify the hypothesis by persuading the virology community of its veracity. The notion of crucial experiment is also discussed in terms of experimental series.
|Keywords||Philosophy Philosophy Epistemology Logic Metaphysics Philosophy of Language|
|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
Ian Hacking (1983). Representing and Intervening: Introductory Topics in the Philosophy of Natural Science. Cambridge University Press.
Peter K. Machamer, Lindley Darden & Carl F. Craver (2000). Thinking About Mechanisms. Philosophy of Science 67 (1):1-25.
Deborah G. Mayo (2001). Error and the Growth of Experimental Knowledge. International Studies in the Philosophy of Science 15 (1):455-459.
Michel Morange & Matthew Cobb (1999). A History of Molecular Biology. Journal of the History of Biology 32 (3):568-570.
Citations of this work BETA
Susie Fisher (2010). Not Beyond Reasonable Doubt: Howard Temin's Provirus Hypothesis Revisited. [REVIEW] Journal of the History of Biology 43 (4):661 - 696.
Similar books and articles
James Marcum (2002). From Heresy to Dogma in Accounts of Opposition to Howard Temin's DNA Provirus Hypothesis. History and Philosophy of the Life Sciences 24 (2):165 - 192.
Alan Baker (2008). Experimental Mathematics. Erkenntnis 68 (3):331 - 344.
C. Daniel Batson (1992). Experimental Tests for the Existence of Altruism. PSA: Proceedings of the Biennial Meeting of the Philosophy of Science Association 1992:69 - 78.
James Marcum, Newton's Experimentum Crucis Vs. Goethe's Series of Experiments: Implications for the Underdetermination Thesis.
James Maxwell Little (1961). An Introduction to the Experimental Method. Minneapolis, Burgess Pub. Co..
Basil Smith (2011). Can We Test the Experience Machine? Ethical Perspectives 18 (1):29-51.
Ronald Laymon (1980). Independent Testability: The Michelson-Morley and Kennedy-Thorndike Experiments. Philosophy of Science 47 (1):1-37.
Donald Thomas Campbell (1966). Experimental and Quasi-Experimental Designs for Research. Chicago, R. Mcnally.
Tamler Sommers (2010). Experimental Philosophy and Free Will. Philosophy Compass 5 (2):199-212.
Added to index2009-01-28
Total downloads13 ( #194,523 of 1,726,564 )
Recent downloads (6 months)3 ( #231,316 of 1,726,564 )
How can I increase my downloads?