A semantics and methodology for ceteris paribus hypotheses

Erkenntnis 57 (3):395-405 (2002)

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Clark Glymour
Carnegie Mellon University
Abstract
Taking seriously the arguments of Earman, Roberts and Smith that ceteris paribus laws have no semantics and cannot be tested, I suggest that ceteris paribus claims have a kind of formal pragmatics, and that at least some of them can be verified or refuted in the limit.
Keywords Philosophy   Philosophy   Epistemology   Ethics   Logic   Ontology
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DOI 10.1023/A:1021538530673
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