Is fertility virtuous in its own right?

Daniel Nolan
University of Notre Dame
the virtues which are desirable for scientific theories to possess. In this paper I discuss the several species of theoretical virtues called 'fertility', and argue in each case that the desirability of 'fertility' can be explicated in terms of other, more fundamental theoretical virtues.
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DOI 10.1093/bjps/50.2.265
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