How the growth of science ends theory change

  title={How the growth of science ends theory change},
  author={L. Fahrbach},
  • L. Fahrbach
  • Published 2009
  • Philosophy, Computer Science
  • Synthese
  • This paper outlines a defense of scientific realism against the pessimistic meta-induction which appeals to the phenomenon of the exponential growth of science. Here, scientific realism is defined as the view that our current successful scientific theories are mostly approximately true, and pessimistic meta-induction is the argument that projects the occurrence of past refutations of successful theories to the present concluding that many or most current successful scientific theories are false… CONTINUE READING
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