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Inference to the best explanation

Author: Peter Lipton
Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge/Taylor and Francis Group, 2004.
Series: International library of philosophy.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Document   Computer File : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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Inference to the Best Explanation is an unrivalled exposition of a theory of particular interest to students both of epistemology and the philosophy of science.

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Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Computer File, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Lipton
ISBN: 0415242029 9780415242028 0415242037 9780415242035 0203470850 9780203470855
OCLC Number: 53002547
Description: xii, 219 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: 1. Induction --
2. Explanation --
3. The causal model --
4. Inference to the best explanation --
5. Contrastive inference --
6. The raven paradox --
7. Bayesian abduction --
8. Explanation as a guide to inference --
9. Loveliness and truth --
10. Prediction and prejudice --
11. Truth and explanation.
Series Title: International library of philosophy.
Responsibility: Peter Lipton.
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'The first edition of Peter Lipton's Inference to the Best Explanation, which appeared in 1991, is a modern classic in the philosophy of science. Yet in the second edition of the book, Lipton proves Read more...

 
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