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Inference to the Best Explanation

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Inference to the Best Explanation by Peter Lipton
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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 important and influential idea the development and assessment it deserves. The second edition has been substantially enlarged and reworked, with a new chapter on the relationship between explanation and Bayesianism, and an extension and defence of the account of contrastive explanation. It also includes an expanded defence of the claims that our inferences really are guided by diverse explanatory considerations, and that this pattern of inference can take us towards the truth. This edition of Inference to the Best Explanation has also been updated throughout and includes a new bibliography.

Author Biography

Peter Lipton is Hans Rausing Professor of History and Philosophy of Science at the University of Cambridge.
Release date NZ
March 11th, 2004
Author
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Edition
2nd Revised edition
Imprint
Routledge
Pages
232
Dimensions
156x234x12
ISBN-13
9780415242035
Product ID
1681532

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