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Laudan and Leplin on Empirical Equivalence

Samir Okasha

in The British Journal for the Philosophy of Science

Published on behalf of British Society for the Philosophy of Science

Volume 48, issue 2, pages 251-256
Published in print June 1997 | ISSN: 0007-0882
Published online June 1997 | e-ISSN: 1464-3537 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/bjps/48.2.251
Laudan and Leplin on Empirical Equivalence

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In this paper, I explore Larry Laudan's and Jarrett Leplin's recent claim that empirically equivalent theories may be differentially confirmed. I show that their attempt to prise apart empirical equivalence and epistemic parity commits them to two principles of confirmation that Hempel demonstrated to be incompatible.

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