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Solutions to the Paradoxes of Confirmation, Goodman’s Paradox, and Two New Theories of Confirmation

  • Chao-Tien Lin
Part of the Boston Studies in the Philosophy of Science book series (BSPS, volume 141)

Abstract

In this article two confirmation theories whose underlying logics are two 3-valued logics are constructed. Theory Two can avoid the paradoxes of confirmation, while Theory One can only partially avoid the paradoxes. Theory Two is also claimed to avoid, in a sense, the Goodman paradox.

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