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On a new type of reasoning and some of its possible consequences

Zwicky, F. (1933) On a new type of reasoning and some of its possible consequences. Physical Review, 43 (12). pp. 1031-1033. ISSN 0031-899X. http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:ZWIpr33d

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Abstract

A. On a principle of flexibility of scientific truth -- From a deeper scrutiny of the foundations of scientific truth it follows that every scientific statement referring to observations should possess a certain minimum degree of flexibility. In other words, no set of two-valued truths can be established with the expectation that this set ultimately will stand the test of experience. Formulations of scientific truth intrinsically must be many-valued.


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Additional Information:©1933 The American Physical Society. Received 17 May 1933. I wish to thank Professor E. T. Bell for many discussions.
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