On advancing simple hypotheses

Philosophy of Science 57 (2):266-277 (1990)
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We consider drawbacks to scientific methods that prefer simple hypotheses to complex ones that cover the same data. The discussion proceeds in the context of a precise model of scientific inquiry

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What is Mathematical Truth?Hilary Putnam - 1975 - In Mathematics, Matter and Method. Cambridge University Press. pp. 60--78.
Simplicity.Elliott Sober - 1975 - Oxford, GB: Oxford University Press.
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The Structure of Appearance.N. Goodman & Geoffrey Hellman - 1966 - Tijdschrift Voor Filosofie 42 (4):828-829.

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