Stephen Downes

Knowledge, Learning, Community

Evidence and Theory Confirmation


Downloads:

Western Canada Philosophical Association, Western Canada Philosophical Association, Calgary, Alberta, Lecture, Oct 11, 1989.

The problem of induction is the well-known proposition that evidence is insufficient to confirm theories, based on the idea that theories are underdetermined by the evidence. This paper finds the problem to be found in the logicist method of theory confirmation rather than in the paucity of the evidence.


Stephen Downes Stephen Downes, Casselman, Canada
stephen@downes.ca

Creative Commons License.

Copyright 2021
Last Updated: Mar 31, 2021 10:06 a.m.