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Campbell, D.T. Duhem Vs Campbell, D.T. Sellars I XXVII/XXVIII
DuhemVsCampbell: Dispute about the role of models. DuhemVsModels: Once you have found an acceptable theory the model that led to it no longer matters. Models/Hesse: heuristic benefit of models, two types of analogy: positive and negative. 1) positive: refers to properties that the model has in common with the theory, 2) negative: properties where this is not the case. E.g. kinetic gas theory: set of balls in motion. Movement and impact (positive analogy) but not color and hardness (negative analogy).

Duh I
P. Duhem
La théorie physique, son objet et sa structure, Paris 1906
German Edition:
Ziel und Struktur der physikalischen Theorien Hamburg 1998