Unformatted text preview: 6. Describe the positivist’s programme in terms of observation terms, theoretical terms, and correspondence rules. 7. Explain in detail the difference between accepting and believing a scientific theory, according to van Fraassen. Does this distinction have any impact on the day-to-day work of research scientists? Why or why not? 8. Explain the difference between the Quine-Duhem Thesis and the underdetermination of theory by data. 9. Explain Fodor’s notion of a “natural kind” and its relation to a law of nature....
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- Winter '02
- Quine, ceteris paribus clauses, difference brain states