Partial Truth and Visual Evidence

Otávio Bueno
University of Miami
Newton da Costa and Steven French have argued that the concept of partial truth plays an important role in our understanding of significant aspects of scientific practice: from the status of scientific theories through the understanding of inconsistency in science to the nature of induction (see da Costa and French 2003). In this paper, I use the concept of partial truth and the associated framework of partial structures to offer a formulation of the concept of visual evidence, and I examine some of the roles that this notion plays in scientific activity. DOI:10.5007/1808-1711.2011v15n2p249
Keywords transparência.  visualization  Partial truth  visualização  Verdade parcial  evidence  visual evidence  evidência visual  transparency  evidência
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DOI 10.5007/1808-1711.2011v15n2p249
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