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Bad News for Inference to the Best Explanation, but Good News for the Epistemology of Science.

Davey, Kevin (2022) Bad News for Inference to the Best Explanation, but Good News for the Epistemology of Science. In: UNSPECIFIED.

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In this paper I argue that the bad lot objection only manages to refute poorly formulated versions of Inference to the Best Explanation. A version of Inference to the Best Explanation in then formulated that is unrefuted by bad lot cases. A consequence that is pointed out is that this provides a way of detaching debates about realism and antirealism in science from questions about whether we should or should not accept Inference to the Best Explanation.


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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (UNSPECIFIED)
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Davey, Kevinkjdavey@uchicago.edu
Keywords: Inference to the Best Explanation, Bad Lot Argument
Subjects: General Issues > Explanation
General Issues > Realism/Anti-realism
Depositing User: Kevin Davey
Date Deposited: 27 Oct 2022 14:05
Last Modified: 27 Oct 2022 14:05
Item ID: 21324
Subjects: General Issues > Explanation
General Issues > Realism/Anti-realism
Date: 27 October 2022
URI: https://philsci-archive-dev.library.pitt.edu/id/eprint/21324

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