Hempel on Inductive Shortcomings in Craigian Method
Professor Carl G. Hempel argues in his ‘The theoretician’s dilemma: A study in the logic of theory construction’1 that a scientific theory establishes not only deductive relationships but also inductive relationships among observational sentences, and that the new theory reconstructed by means of Craigian method from a theory fails to preserve all those inductive relationships. In the present article, Hempel’s argument is analyzed in detail and rejected.
KeywordsLogical Truth Theory Construction White Phosphorus Statistical Sentence Modify Principle
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