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Justification as Truth-Finding Efficiency: How Ockham’s Razor Works
journal contributionposted on 2004-01-01, 00:00 authored by Kevin T. Kelly
I propose that empirical procedures, like computational procedures, are justified in terms of truth-finding efficiency. I contrast the idea with more standard philosophies of science and illustrate it by deriving Ockham’s razor from the aim of minimizing dramatic changes of opinion en route to the truth.