Underdetermination and evidence

Alexander Bird

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I present an argument that encapsulates the view that theory is underdetermined by evidence. I show that if we accept Williamson's equation of evidence and knowledge, then this argument is question-begging. I examine ways of defenders of underdetermination may avoid this criticism. I also relate this argument and my critique to van Fraassen's constructive empiricism.
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Title of host publicationImages of Empiricism
EditorsBradley Monton
Place of PublicationOxford
PublisherOxford University Press
Number of pages21
Publication statusPublished - 2007

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