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Fall 1999

"Sorting Through the Wealth of Notions"

Journal Article, International Security, issue 2, volume 24

By Bruce Bueno de Mesquita and James D. Morrow

The authors argue that logical consistency is the most important criterion in testing any theory. Without logical consistency, they contend, the other two criteria for judging a theory's usefulness—degree of originality and empirical validity—cannot be determined.

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