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[catalogued under 14. Science / A. Basis of Science / 4. Prediction]

Full Idea

The empirical 'content' of a theory is all its observable predictions. Two theories with the same predictions are empirically 'equivalent'. A theory which gets it all right at this level is empirically 'adequate'.

Gist of Idea

Predictions give the 'content' of theories, which can then be 'equivalent' or 'adequate'


Tim Button (The Limits of Reason [2013], 05.1)

Book Reference

Button,Tim: 'The Limits of Realism' [OUP 2013], p.33