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Confirmation holism: Quiz


Question 1: '________.' The Philosophical Review, 60 (1951), pp.
Hilary PutnamLogical positivismTwo Dogmas of EmpiricismWillard Van Orman Quine

Question 2: ________ calculated the approximate position of the interfering planet and its existence was confirmed in 1846.
NeptuneUrbain Le VerrierUranusJohn Couch Adams

Question 3: Rather, one can claim that the test results conflict with predictions because some other theory is false or unrecognised (this is Einstein's basic objection when it comes to the ________).
Uncertainty principleQuantum mechanicsWave–particle dualityIntroduction to quantum mechanics

Question 4: Quine • Wilhelm Windelband • ________ • William of Ockham • William Whewell • more...
Wilhelm WundtEpistemologyRelationship between religion and sciencePseudoscience

Question 5: Or, maybe, there is ________ in the universe that accounts for the strange motions of some galaxies.
Dark matterBig BangRedshiftPhysical cosmology

Question 6: Thus, the Greeks' worldview of ________ is as credible as the physicists' world of electromagnetic waves.
MuseHeraApolloGreek mythology

Question 7: For example, in the first half of the 19th century, astronomers were observing the path of the planet ________ to see if it conformed to the path predicted by Newton's law of gravitation; it didn't.

Question 8: Quine later argued for ________ relativity, that our ordinary talk of objects suffers from the same underdetermination and thus does not properly refer to objects.

Question 9: The aphorism that ________ uses is: theories face the tribunal of experience as a whole.
Bertrand RussellAristotleAlfred North WhiteheadWillard Van Orman Quine

Question 10: In practice, these judgements are made according to the outcomes of ________.
Normal distributionStatistical hypothesis testingMultiple comparisonsConfidence interval


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