Verisimilitude and belief change for nomic conjunctive theories

@article{Cevolani2012VerisimilitudeAB,
  title={Verisimilitude and belief change for nomic conjunctive theories},
  author={G. Cevolani and R. Festa and T. Kuipers},
  journal={Synthese},
  year={2012},
  volume={190},
  pages={3307-3324}
}
In this paper, we address the problem of truth approximation through theory change, asking whether revising our theories by newly acquired data leads us closer to the truth about a given domain. More particularly, we focus on “nomic conjunctive theories”, i.e., theories expressed as conjunctions of logically independent statements concerning the physical or, more generally, nomic possibilities and impossibilities of the domain under inquiry. We define both a comparative and a quantitative… Expand
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