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How philosophers reason about closeness of one theory to the other theory (approximation, learnability, discovery of theory)?

Some theory is tuple of set of axioms (including ones that are statements about data), set of inference rules and set of already deduced theorems (statements) in it. Theory can be discovered by human ...
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Do any philosophers defend "Copenhagen + decoherence" but not objective collapse?

I'm curious whether philosophers of quantum mechanics (QM) take the following idea seriously: The Copenhagen interpretation makes sense when combined with decoherence theory. "Measurements" ...
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Why is a measured true value “TRUE”?

So, I am studying counts and errors currently...and, there is a concept of true value (the real value to which every other measured value is compared to). So, I had a question that why is the True ...
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What is the difference between Zeno's "Dichotomy" and Richardson's "Coast of England" paradox?

We assume, though I believe it can be debated, that Zeno's "Dichotomy" paradox is apparently "unreal." We can treat any given distance as the sum of an infinite regress of smaller ...
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References on philosophical aspects of experimental design

I am an engineer working in molecular neuroscience field, hence getting exposure in both solving practical problems (how to image fish brain) and molecular bio questions (do neurons X connect to ...