Oh No! Something Doesn’t Fit!

  • Peter TruranEmail author
Part of the SpringerBriefs in Philosophy book series (BRIEFSPHILOSOPH)


Establishing an appropriate attitude towards anomalies and deviations provides a powerful basis for identifying new problems and for the effective characterization of research problems. Negative or unexpected results may attain a significance that is as great as positive results because they provide the opportunity for the development of new, or even paradigm-shifting, hypotheses.


Dark Matter Current Paradigm Cholera Outbreak Germ Theory Auxiliary Hypothesis 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Center for the Philosophy of ScienceUniversity of MinnesotaMinneapolisUSA

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