Truthlikeness : old and new debates

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Niiniluoto , I 2020 , ' Truthlikeness : old and new debates ' , Synthese , vol. 197 , no. 4 , pp. 1581-1599 . https://doi.org/10.1007/s11229-018-01975-z

Title: Truthlikeness : old and new debates
Author: Niiniluoto, Ilkka
Contributor: University of Helsinki, Department of Philosophy, History and Art Studies
Date: 2020-04
Language: eng
Number of pages: 19
Belongs to series: Synthese
ISSN: 1573-0964
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10138/299528
Abstract: The notion of truthlikeness or verisimilitude has been a topic of intensive discussion ever since the definition proposed by Karl Popper was refuted in 1974. This paper gives an analysis of old and new debates about this notion. There is a fairly large agreement about the truthlikeness ordering of conjunctive theories, but the main rival approaches differ especially about false disjunctive theories. Continuing the debate between Niiniluoto's min-sum measure and Schurz's relevant consequence measure, the paper also gives a critical assessment of Oddie's new defense of the average measure and Kuipers' refined definition of truth approximation.
Subject: 611 Philosophy
Consequence
Content
Popper
Schurz
Similarity
Truthlikeness
Verisimilitude
BELIEF CHANGE
VERISIMILITUDE
PROGRESS
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