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Single Idea 3866

[catalogued under 14. Science / B. Scientific Theories / 5. Commensurability]

Full Idea

If theories are genuinely incommensurable why should I be faced with the problem of choosing between them? Why not believe them all?

Gist of Idea

If theories are really incommensurable, we could believe them all


W.H. Newton-Smith (The Rationality of Science [1981], VII.1)

Book Reference

Newton-Smith,W.H.: 'The Rationality of Science' [RKP 1981], p.148