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  1. Systematizing the Theoretical Virtues.Michael N. Keas - 2017 - Synthese:1-33.
    There are at least twelve major virtues of good theories: evidential accuracy, causal adequacy, explanatory depth, internal consistency, internal coherence, universal coherence, beauty, simplicity, unification, durability, fruitfulness, and applicability. These virtues are best classified into four classes: evidential, coherential, aesthetic, and diachronic. Each virtue class contains at least three virtues that sequentially follow a repeating pattern of progressive disclosure and expansion. Systematizing the theoretical virtues in this manner clarifies each virtue and suggests how they might have a coordinated and cumulative (...)
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    Systematizing the Theoretical Virtues.Michael N. Keas - 2018 - Synthese 195 (6):2761-2793.
    There are at least twelve major virtues of good theories: evidential accuracy, causal adequacy, explanatory depth, internal consistency, internal coherence, universal coherence, beauty, simplicity, unification, durability, fruitfulness, and applicability. These virtues are best classified into four classes: evidential, coherential, aesthetic, and diachronic. Each virtue class contains at least three virtues that sequentially follow a repeating pattern of progressive disclosure and expansion. Systematizing the theoretical virtues in this manner clarifies each virtue and suggests how they might have a coordinated and cumulative (...)
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    Scientism and Secularism: Learning to Respond to a Dangerous Ideology.Michael N. Keas - 2019 - Philosophia Christi 21 (1):225-228.
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    Herbert McLeod. Chemistry and Theology in Mid-Victorian London: The Diary of Herbert McLeod, 1860–1870. Edited with an Introduction by Frank A. J. L. James, London and New York: Mansell, 1987. Pp. 30, 23 Microfiches, Index. No Price Given. [REVIEW]Michael Keas - 1990 - British Journal for the History of Science 23 (4):491-491.