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Foundations of Science

, Volume 19, Issue 3, pp 283–284 | Cite as

Fixed or Probable Ideas?

  • Hugh Gash
Commentary

Abstract

This commentary on Nescolarde-Selva and Usó-Doménech (Found Sci, 2013) raises questions about the dynamic versus static nature of the model proposed, and in addition asks whether the model might be used to explain ethical flexibility and rigidity.

Keywords

Heuristics Probability Ethics 

References

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Copyright information

© Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 2013

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.St Patrick’s CollegeA College of Dublin City UniversityDublinIreland

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