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Data and phenomena: a restatement and defense

Woodward, James F. (2011) Data and phenomena: a restatement and defense. Synthese, 182 (1). pp. 165-179. ISSN 0039-7857.

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This paper provides a restatement and defense of the data/ phenomena distinction introduced by Jim Bogen and me several decades ago (e.g., Bogen and Woodward, The Philosophical Review, 303–352, 1988). Additional motivation for the distinction is introduced, ideas surrounding the distinction are clarified, and an attempt is made to respond to several criticisms.

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Additional Information:© 2009 Springer Science+Business Media B.V. Received: 20 May 2009. Accepted: 3 June 2009. Published online: 7 July 2009. Many thanks to the participants at the Heidelberg conference on “Data, Phenomena, Theories” for helpful comments.
Subject Keywords:Data; Phenomena; Inductive inference
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Official Citation:Data and phenomena: a restatement and defense James F. Woodward
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ID Code:25179
Deposited By: Ruth Sustaita
Deposited On:31 Aug 2011 16:32
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