SOPhiA 2022

Salzburgiense Concilium Omnibus Philosophis Analyticis

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Programme - Talk

Scientific Theories and Their Empirical Support
(Plenary Lecture, English, Location: HS E.002)

As traditionally conceived, experimental support for a theory is a form of evidential support, and evidential support is a form of confirmation. Disentangling this concept cluster, in part through a new appreciation of Newton's methodology and the development of post-Newtonian theories, was a developing story during the last fifty years. I will argue for a clear separation between empirical support of theories and confirmation.

Chair: Raimund Pils
Time: 10:00-11:30, 07 September 2022 (Wednesday)
Location: HS E.002

Bas van Fraassen 
(Princeton University, USA)



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