Corroboration and Auxiliary Hypotheses: Duhem's Thesis Revisited

Synthese 177 (1):139-149 (2010)
Abstract
This paper argues that Duhem’s thesis does not decisively refute a corroboration-based account of scientific methodology (or ‘falsificationism’), but instead that auxiliary hypotheses are themselves subject to measurements of corroboration which can be used to inform practice. It argues that a corroboration-based account is equal to the popular Bayesian alternative, which has received much more recent attention, in this respect.
Keywords Corroboration  Falsificationism  Duhem's Thesis  Quine-Duhem Thesis  Confirmation  Popper
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Donald A. Gillies (1971). A Falsifying Rule for Probability Statements. British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 22 (3):231-261.
Adolf Grünbaum (1976). Ad Hoc Auxiliary Hypotheses and Falsificationism. British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 27 (4):329-362.

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