Tuesday, 25 October 2011
Soazig LeBihan, CPS Visiting Fellow
Department of Philosophy, University of Montana
817R Cathedral of Learning
Abstract: Under a common view, the truth of scientific explanations is what is conducive of genuine scientific understanding, and hence of substantial epistemic value. Under such a view, the epistemic value of false theories is seriously restricted. I intend to articulate a notion of understanding that false scientific theories can afford, such that such theories retain substantial epistemic value.