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POPPER'S QUALITATIVE THEORY OF VERISIMILITUDE
  • David W. Miller
  • Philosophy
  • The British Journal for the Philosophy of Science
  • 1 June 1974
MILLER, D. [1974]: 'Popper's Qualitative Theory of Verisimilitude' British fournalfor the Philosophy of Science, 25, pp. 166-177. POPPER, K. R. [1963]: Conjectures and Refutations. POPPER, K. R.Expand
The accuracy of predictions
This paper, I am sorry to say, is deeply sceptical. It is also rather technical. And the scepticalities, I fear, are no easier to renounce than are the techni calities. The paper presents anExpand
Why probabilistic support is not inductive
This paper attempts to provide both an elaboration and a strengthening of the thesis of Popper & Miller (Nature, Lond. 302, 687f. (1983)) that probabilistic support is not inductive support. AlthoughExpand
On Distance from the Truth as a True Distance
False scientific theories, we imagine, can differ in their closeness to the truth. Popper’s qualitative theory of verisimilitude ([1963], pp. 228–237) sought to explain this difference as a variationExpand
VERISIMILITUDE REDEFLATED
  • David W. Miller
  • The British Journal for the Philosophy of Science
  • 1 December 1976
In the same paper ([1974]) in which he recounted his dissatisfaction with Popper's theories of verisimilitude Professor Pavel Tichy gave the reader a glimpse of a new, to his mind logicallyExpand
Contributions to the Formal Theory of Probability
Popper (1959), Appendices *iv and *v) has given several axiom systems for probability that ensure, without further assumptions, that the domain of interpretation can be reduced to a Boolean algebra.Expand
ON THE COMPARISON OF FALSE THEORIES BY THEIR BASES
  • David W. Miller
  • Philosophy
  • The British Journal for the Philosophy of Science
  • 1 June 1974
My problem is a straight problem in logic; but much of its interest accrues, I believe, from the negative impact it has on an ingenious recent suggestion in the theory of verisimilitude orExpand
ON A SO-CALLED SO-CALLED PARADOX: A REPLY TO PROFESSOR J. L. MACKIE
  • David W. Miller
  • Philosophy
  • The British Journal for the Philosophy of Science
  • 1 August 1966
holds for the particular value of ss assigned by the evidence mentioned, namely ss = 3 I equation (3) is not implicitly quantified ' for all values of sy ', but the results obtained in (5) and (6)Expand
Sir Karl Raimund Popper
Esta memoria biografica foi escrita para a Royal Society de Londres e publicada em Biographical Memoirs of Fellows of the Royal Society 43, 1997, p. 367-409. Direito de traducao gentilmente cedidoExpand
The distance between constituents
One thing on which Hilpinen (1977), Niiniluoto (1977), (1978), Tichy (1974), (1976), and I seem to be in agreement is that, at least for a finite language, the problem of verisimilitude, or o?Expand
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