Algumas razões para levar a sério a metaindução pessimista
The present paper aims to give an account of pessimistic meta-induction (PMI) and reply to some representative realist authors who want to consider PMI a fallacy. Most of that accounts are misinterpretations of Laudant’s ideas and fails the target. This work intend that PMI is neither a induction nor a reductio, but a skeptic challenge. If this is right then PMI could not be a fallacy and the realism cannot escape from the task of explain why the success is a good indication for the truthlikeness of the current theories.
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