Filosofia Unisinos 20 (2):138-145 (2019)

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Seungbae Park
Ulsan National Institute Of Science And Technology
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The problem of unconceived alternatives can be undermined, regardless of whether the possibility space of alternatives is bounded or unbounded. If it is bounded, pessimists need to justify their assumption that the probability that scientists have not yet eliminated enough false alternatives is higher than the probability that scientists have already eliminated enough false alternatives. If it is unbounded, pessimists need to justify their assumption that the probability that scientists have not yet moved from the possibility space of false alternatives to the possibility space of true alternatives is higher than the probability that scientists have already moved from the former to the latter space.
Keywords Changing Spaces  Humean Skepticism  Scientific Pessimism  Scientific Realism
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DOI 10.4013/fsu.2019.202.03
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