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Conversations on PeirceReals and Ideals$
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Douglas Anderson and Carl Hausman

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780823234677

Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: May 2012

DOI: 10.5422/fordham/9780823234677.001.0001

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Peirce and Pearson: The Aims of Inquiry

Peirce and Pearson: The Aims of Inquiry

(p.132) Eight Peirce and Pearson: The Aims of Inquiry
Conversations on Peirce

Doug Anderson

Michael J. Rovine

Fordham University Press

Peirce and Karl Pearson both focused on the philosophy of science and the importance of statistics for science. In this chapter, it is argued that Peirce's realistic conception of science is more adequate to our actual scientific practices than was Pearson's nominalistic account.

Keywords:   law, nominalism, Karl Pearson, Peirce, realism

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