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  1. David Dearmont & David A. Bessler (1997). A Bayesian Treatment of Duhem's Thesis: The Case of the 'Farm Problem' in Agricultural Economics. Economics and Philosophy 13 (2):149-158.score: 1410.0
    In this paper we consider a Bayesian treatment of ‘Duhem's thesis’, the proposition that theories are never refuted on empirical grounds because they cannot be tested in isolation from auxiliary hypotheses about initial conditions or the operation of scientific instruments. Sawyer, Beed, and Sankey (1997) consider Duhem's thesis (and its restatement in stronger and weaker forms as the ‘Duhem-Quine thesis’) and its role in hypothesis testing, using four theories from economics and finance as examples. Here we consider Duhem's thesis in (...)
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  2. David A. Bessler & Zijun Wang (2012). D-Separation, Forecasting, and Economic Science: A Conjecture. [REVIEW] Theory and Decision 73 (2):295-314.score: 1410.0
    The paper considers the conjecture that forecasts from preferred economic models or theories d-separate forecasts from less preferred models or theories from the Actual realization of the variable for which a scientific explanation is sought. D-separation provides a succinct notion to represent forecast dominance of one set of forecasts over another; it provides, as well, a criterion for model preference as a fundamental device for progress in economic science. We demonstrate these ideas with examples from three areas of economic modeling.
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  3. Joe Bessler-Northcutt & Langdon Gilkey (2007). Langdon Talking: A Conversation with Langdon Gilkey About the Writing of "Shantung Compound". American Journal of Theology and Philosophy 28 (1):36 - 63.score: 36.0
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