The Problem of Underdetermination (Philosophy of Science)

Underdetermination
07
Sep

This course covers three versions of the Problem of Underdetermination in Scientific theory.  It looks at holistic underdetermination, contrastive underdetermination, and transient underdetermination.  It also examines the problem with ampliative principles, and W.V.O. Quine’s arguments against them.

Course Content

Total learning: 5 lessons / 5 quizzes Time: 6 hours
  • Underdetermination Introduction  0/2

    • Lecture1.1
    • Quiz1.1
  • Holistic Underdetermination  0/2

    • Lecture2.1
    • Quiz2.1
  • Rationality, Science, and Ampliative Principles  0/2

    • Lecture3.1
    • Quiz3.1
  • Contrastive Underdetermination  0/2

    • Lecture4.1
    • Quiz4.1
  • Transient Underdetermination  0/2

    • Lecture5.1
    • Quiz5.1

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This course covers three versions of the Problem of Underdetermination in Scientific theory.  It looks at holistic underdetermination, contrastive underdetermination, and transient underdetermination.  It also examines the problem with ampliative principles, and W.V.O. Quine's arguments against them.

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