underdetermination

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under- +‎ determination

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underdetermination (uncountable)

  1. The state or quality of being underdetermined
    • 2007 October 9, Manuel Pérez Otero, “The Humean problem of induction and Carroll’s Paradox”, in Philosophical Studies, volume 141, number 3, DOI:10.1007/s11098-007-9178-9:
      It is true that [] the questions of the justification of inductive inferences normally lead to further problems, associated with the phenomenon of the underdetermination of theory by experience.

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