Just how controversial is evidential holism?

  title={Just how controversial is evidential holism?},
  author={J. Morrison},
  • J. Morrison
  • Published 2008
  • Philosophy, Computer Science
  • Synthese
This paper is an examination of evidential holism, a prominent position in epistemology and the philosophy of science which claims that experiments only ever confirm or refute entire theories. The position is historically associated with W.V. Quine, and it is at once both popular and notorious, as well as being largely under-described. But even though there’s no univocal statement of what holism is or what it does, philosophers have nevertheless made substantial assumptions about its content… Expand
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