Philosophers Should Prefer Simpler Theories

Bradley, D (2018) Philosophers Should Prefer Simpler Theories. Philosophical Studies, 175 (12). pp. 3049-3067. ISSN 0031-8116



  • Bradley, D
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Keywords: Simplicity; Theoretical virtues; Methodology; Bayesianism
  • Accepted: 1 October 2017
  • Published (online): 27 October 2017
  • Published: December 2018
Institution: The University of Leeds
Academic Units: The University of Leeds > Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Cultures (Leeds) > School of Philosophy, Religion and History of Science (Leeds) > School of Philosophy (Leeds)
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EU - European Union656441
Depositing User: Symplectic Publications
Date Deposited: 02 Oct 2017 10:41
Last Modified: 13 Jun 2019 18:39
Status: Published
Publisher: Springer Verlag
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