Reconsidering Closure, Underdetermination, and Infallibilism

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BRIESEN, Jochen, 2010. Reconsidering Closure, Underdetermination, and Infallibilism. In: Grazer Philosophische Studien. 80, pp. 221-234. ISSN 0165-9227. eISSN 1875-6735

@article{Briesen2010Recon-30237, title={Reconsidering Closure, Underdetermination, and Infallibilism}, year={2010}, volume={80}, issn={0165-9227}, journal={Grazer Philosophische Studien}, pages={221--234}, author={Briesen, Jochen} }

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