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Likeness to truth

Author: Graham Oddie
Publisher: Dordrecht ; Boston : D. Reidel Pub. Co. ; Hingham, MA, U.S.A. : Sold and distributed in the U.S.A. and Canada by Kluwer Academic Publisher, ©1986.
Series: University of Western Ontario series in philosophy of science, v. 30.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The concept of likeness to truth, like that of truth itself, is fundamental to a realist conception of inquiry.

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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Oddie, Graham, 1954-
Likeness to truth.
Dordrecht ; Boston : D. Reidel Pub. Co. ; Hingham, MA, U.S.A. : Sold and distributed in the U.S.A. and Canada by Kluwer Academic Publisher, ©1986
(OCoLC)561988584
Online version:
Oddie, Graham, 1954-
Likeness to truth.
Dordrecht ; Boston : D. Reidel Pub. Co. ; Hingham, MA, U.S.A. : Sold and distributed in the U.S.A. and Canada by Kluwer Academic Publisher, ©1986
(OCoLC)607754482
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Graham Oddie
ISBN: 9027722382 9789027722386 9789401085700 9401085706 9789400946583 9400946589
OCLC Number: 13329887
Description: xv, 218 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Contents: One: Truth and Closeness to Truth.- 1.1 The problem of truthlikeness.- 1.2 Explications and intuitions.- 1.3 Some adequacy conditions.- Notes.- Two: Popper on Truthlikeness.- 2.1 Truthlikeness in Popper's methodology.- 2.2 Truthlikeness by truth content and falsity content.- 2.3 Measuring truth content and falsity content.- Notes.- Three: Distance in Logical Space.- 3.1 Conceptual frameworks and possible worlds.- 3.2 Distance between propositions.- 3.3 Measuring the symmetric difference.- 3.4 Truthlikeness for a propositional framework.- 3.5 Truthlikeness by similarity spheres.- Notes.- Four: Truthlikeness by Distributive Normal Forms.- 4.1 Languages and pictures.- 4.2 Worlds and interpretations.- 4.3 Constituents in a first-order language.- 4.4 The symmetric difference on constituents.- 4.5 The propositional measure extended.- Notes.- Five: Beyond First-Order Truthlikeness.- 5.1 Questions, answers, and propositional distance again.- 5.2 Infinitely deep theories and ultimate questions.- 5.3 Higher-order frameworks.- 5.4 Verisimilitude and legisimilitude.- Notes.- Six: Truthlikeness and Translation.- 6.1 Invariance under translation.- 6.2 The identity of states of affairs.- 6.3 Coactualisation and structure.- 6.4 Two criticisms of the structure argument.- 6.5 Numerical accuracy, confirmation and disconfirmation.- 6.6 Privileged properties.- Notes.- Seven: Truthlikeness, Content, and Utility.- 7.1 The content condition.- 7.2 The attractions of brute strength.- 7.3 Epistemic utilities.- 7.4 Accuracy and action: a conjecture.- Notes.- 8.1 First-order languages and their interpretations.- 8.2 Higher-order languages.- 8.3 Examples J and K formalized.- 8.4 First-order normal forms.- 8.5 Permutative normal forms.- 8.6 The distance between constituents.- Notes.- References.
Series Title: University of Western Ontario series in philosophy of science, v. 30.
Responsibility: Graham Oddie.

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