A partial consequence account of truthlikeness

@article{Cevolani2018APC,
  title={A partial consequence account of truthlikeness},
  author={Gustavo Cevolani and Roberto Festa},
  journal={Synthese},
  year={2018},
  volume={197},
  pages={1627-1646}
}
Popper’s original definition of truthlikeness relied on a central insight: that truthlikeness combines truth and information, in the sense that a proposition is closer to the truth the more true consequences and the less false consequences it entails. As intuitively compelling as this definition may be, it is untenable, as proved long ago; still, one can arguably rely on Popper’s intuition to provide an adequate account of truthlikeness. To this aim, we mobilize some classical work on partial… Expand

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