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Peirce and Pearson: The Aims of Inquiry

Doug Anderson and Michael J. Rovine

in Conversations on Peirce

Published by Fordham University Press

Published in print March 2012 | ISBN: 9780823234677
Published online May 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780823238842 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5422/fordham/9780823234677.003.0008

Series: American Philosophy (FUP)

Peirce and Pearson: The Aims of Inquiry

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Peirce and Karl Pearson both focused on the philosophy of science and the importance of statistics for science. In this chapter, it is argued that Peirce's realistic conception of science is more adequate to our actual scientific practices than was Pearson's nominalistic account.

Keywords: law; nominalism; Karl Pearson; Peirce; realism

Chapter.  5196 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy

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