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Single Idea 3869

[catalogued under 3. Truth / A. Truth Problems / 6. Verisimilitude]

Full Idea

If a theory is a better approximation to the truth, then it is likely that it will have greater predictive power.

Gist of Idea

More truthful theories have greater predictive power


W.H. Newton-Smith (The Rationality of Science [1981], VIII.8)

Book Reference

Newton-Smith,W.H.: 'The Rationality of Science' [RKP 1981], p.197