Ramseyfication and structural realism

Theoria 19 (1):5-30 (2010)

Abstract

The Ramsey-sentence H* of any hypothesis H is shown to be a synthetic proposition containing mathematics as a finite component. Far from being quasi-tautological, H* proves to have as much physical content as H itself.

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