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On Advancing Simple Hypotheses

Daniel N. Osherson and Scott Weinstein
Philosophy of Science
Vol. 57, No. 2 (Jun., 1990), pp. 266-277
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/187835
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On Advancing Simple Hypotheses
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Abstract

We consider drawbacks to scientific methods that prefer simple hypotheses to complex ones that cover the same data. The discussion proceeds in the context of a precise model of scientific inquiry.

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