Date of Original Version

2004

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I propose that empirical procedures, like computational procedures, are justified in terms of truth-finding efficiency. I contrast the idea with more standard philosophies of science and illustrate it by deriving Ockham’s razor from the aim of minimizing dramatic changes of opinion en route to the truth.

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