Philosophy Lexicon of Arguments

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Quine Duhem Thesis: A. The thesis that a theory can be adapted to new observational results by ad hoc formed hypotheses. In connection with this is, B. the thesis that observations in themselves cannot verify or falsify a theory. The QDT leads among other things to different kinds of holism. See also indeterminacy, holism, falsification.

Annotation: The above characterizations of concepts are neither definitions nor exhausting presentations of problems related to them. Instead, they are intended to give a short introduction to the contributions below. – Lexicon of Arguments.
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Duhem, Pierre Quine Duhem Thesis   Duhem, Pierre

Ed. Martin Schulz, access date 2017-10-18