Towards a more Robust Notion of Empirical Adequacy


This paper offers a criterion of empirical adequacy aimed at overcoming certain limitations that affect traditional, consequentialist accounts of the empirical success of theories. The suggested criterion emphasizes the importance of the following aspects: a) the superiority of prediction over accommodation, b) the resolution of non-refuting anomalies, and c) the limited use of ad hochypotheses.
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María Caamaño Alegre

Universidad de Valladolid
Profesora del Departamento de Filosofía de la Universidad de Valladolid