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Best explanations : new essays on inference to the best explanation

Author: Kevin McCain; Ted Poston
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2018.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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Twenty philosophers offer new essays examining the form of reasoning known as inference to the best explanation - widely used in science and in our everyday lives, yet still controversial. 'Best Explanations' represents the state of the art when it comes to understanding, criticizing, and defending this form of reasoning.
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Genre/Form: Online-Ressource
Additional Physical Format: Erscheint auch als:
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Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Kevin McCain; Ted Poston
ISBN: 9780191809125 0191809128
OCLC Number: 1021866908
Notes: This edition previously issued in print: 2017.
Description: 1 Online-Ressource : Illustrationen (black and white)
Contents: 1: Kevin McCain & Ted Poston: Best Explanations: An Introduction2: Igor Douven: Inference to the Best Explanation: What is It? And Why Should We Care?3: Cheryl Misak: Peirce and Ramsey: Truth, Pragmatism, and Inference to the Best Explanation4: Jonah N. Schupbach: Inference to the Best Explanation, Cleaned Up and Made Respectable5: Richard Fumerton: Reasoning to the Best Explanation6: Kareem Khalifa, Jared Millson, & Mark Risjord: Inference to the Best Explanation: Fundamentalism's Failures7: Alexander Bird: Inference to the Best Explanation, Bayesianism, and Knowledge8: Kevin McCain & Ted Poston: The Evidential Impact of Explanatory Considerations9: J. Adam Carter & Duncan Pritchard: Inference to the Best Explanation and Epistemic Circularity10: Ali Hasan: In Defense of Rationalism about Abductive Inference11: James R. Beebe: Does Skepticism Presuppose Explanationism?12: Ruth Weintraub: Scepticism about Inference to the Best Explanation13: Susanna Rinard: External World Skepticism and Inference to the Best Explanation14: William Roche: Explanation, Confirmation, and Hempel's Paradox15: Timothy McGrew: The Spirit of Cromwell's Rule16: Leah Henderson: Bayesianism and Inference to the Best Explanation: The Case of Individual vs. Group Selection17: Elizabeth Fricker: Inference to the Best Explanation and the Receipt of Testimony: Testimonial Reductionism Vindicated
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