Date of Original Version

2002

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Article

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Erkenntnis, Vol. 57 (2002), 395-405.

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Taking seriously the arguments of Earman, Roberts and Smith that ceteris paribus laws have no semantics and cannot be tested, I suggest that ceteris paribus claims have a kind of formal pragmatics, and that at least some of them can be verified or refuted in the limit.

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