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ERIC Number: EJ592190
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1999
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ISSN: ISSN-0926-7220
What Is the Problem of Ad Hoc Hypotheses?
Bamford, Greg
Science and Education, v8 n4 p375-86 Jul 1999
Philosophers' attempts to convincingly explicate the received view of an ad hoc hypothesis--that it accounts for only the observations it was designed to account for--have been unsuccessful. Familiar and firmer criteria for evaluating the hypotheses or modified theories so classified are characteristically available. Contains 41 references. (Author/WRM)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
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Language: English
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