Underdetermination and evidence

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I present an argument that encapsulates the view that theory is underdetermined by evidence. I show that if we accept Williamson's equation of evidence and knowledge, then this argument is question-begging. I examine ways of defenders of underdetermination may avoid this criticism. I also relate this argument and my critique to van Fraassen's constructive empiricism.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationImages of Empiricism
EditorsBradley Monton
Place of PublicationOxford
PublisherOxford University Press
Number of pages21
Publication statusPublished - 2007


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