Abduction and Inference to the Best Explanation

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Published 18-12-2009
Valeriano Iranzo

Abstract

The paper deals with the relation between abduction and inference to the best explanation (IBE). A heuristic and a normative interpretation of IBE are distinguished. Besides, two different normative interpretations —those vindicated by I. Niiniluoto and S. Psillos— are discussed. I conclude that, in principle, Aliseda's theory of abduction fits better with a heuristic account of IBE

How to Cite

Iranzo, V. (2009). Abduction and Inference to the Best Explanation. THEORIA, 22(3), 339–346. https://doi.org/10.1387/theoria.455
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Keywords

abduction, inference to the best explanation, reliabilism, confirmation, explanatory value

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