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Theory Choice and the Intransitivity of ‘Is a Better Theory Than’*

There is a very plausible transitivity principle for theory choice. It says that if all criteria of theory evaluation are considered, and theory A is a better theory than theory B, and theory B is a better theory than theory C, then A is a better theory than C. I argue against this principle. It... Full description

1st Person: Baumann, Peter
Source: in Philosophy of science Vol. 72, No. 1 (2005), p. 231-240
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Type of Publication: Article
Language: English
Published: 2005
Keywords: research-article
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