VERISIMILITUDE REDEFLATED

@article{Miller1976VERISIMILITUDER,
  title={VERISIMILITUDE REDEFLATED},
  author={David W. Miller},
  journal={The British Journal for the Philosophy of Science},
  year={1976},
  volume={27},
  pages={363 - 380}
}
  • David W. Miller
  • Published 1976
  • The British Journal for the Philosophy of Science
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 logically acceptable, theory of distance from the truth. To me, however, the new theory seemed to have a grievous fault, and I accordingly appended to my own negative strictures [1974a] on Popper's theory what I thought was a clear refutation of the outlined proposal. Tichy has now [1976] developed his theory in… Expand
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