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The Solutions to Problems

  • Peter TruranEmail author
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Abstract

Hypotheses are tentative solutions to problems. They are guesses, or conjectures, but they are not wild guesses; they are guesses made by informed and creative minds. Even after such rigorous testing any scientific theory or hypothesis may be ultimately replaced one that is superior. In this sense all scientific knowledge is regarded as being provisional.

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Other Useful Reading

  1. Johnson S (2010) Where good ideas come from. Riverhead Books, New YorkGoogle Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

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

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