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Finite Axiomatizability and Scientific Discovery

Daniel N. Osherson and Scott Weinstein
PSA: Proceedings of the Biennial Meeting of the Philosophy of Science Association
Vol. 1988, Volume Two: Symposia and Invited Papers (1988), pp. 409-412
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/192901
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Finite Axiomatizability and Scientific Discovery
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Abstract

This paper provides a mathematical model of scientific discovery. It is shown in the context of this model that any discovery problem that can be solved by a computable scientist can be solved by a computable scientist all of whose conjectures are finitely axiomatizable theories.

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