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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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"How do we go about weighing evidence, testing hypotheses and making inferences? According to the model of 'inference to the Best explanation', we work out what to infer from the evidence by thinking about what would actually explain that evidence, and we take the ability of a hypothesis to explain the evidence as a sign that the hypothesis is correct. In inference to the Best Explanation, Peter Lipton gives this  Read more...
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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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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.  Read more...

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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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