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Given a state of knowledge (represented by a belief base or a belief set), three basic epistemic attitudes are assumed: acceptation, rejection and undetermination.
The book is divided into five parts: the first part is an introductory essay which acts also as a stand-alone article, Part Two criticizes the case for "the undetermination of theory by data"; Part Three defends, from relativist critiques, the notion of scientific progress and method.
It may be said that this is a wholly expected consequence of the undetermination problem in empirical science; there have been, however, results in pure mathematics that have been doubted and issues of social prestige and credibility have come into play as a result.
E = K implies that undetermination theses of the relevant kind must count all knowable facts as data.