Induction and scientific realism: Einstein versus Van Fraassen part three: Einstein, aim-oriented empiricism and the discovery of special and general relativity

In this paper I show that Einstein made essential use of aim-oriented empiricism in scientific practice in developing special and general relativity. I conclude by considering to what extent Einstein came explicitly to advocate aim-oriented empiricism in his later years.
Keywords Aim-Oriented Empiricism  Special Relativity  General Relativity  Einstein
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DOI 10.1093/bjps/44.2.275
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Theories, Models and Constraints.F. Weinert - 1999 - Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part A 30 (2):303-333.

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