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Inference to the Best Explanation (International Library of Philosophy) Paperback – May 12, 2004

ISBN-13: 978-0415242035 ISBN-10: 0415242037 Edition: 2nd

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Product Details

  • Series: International Library of Philosophy
  • Paperback: 232 pages
  • Publisher: Routledge; 2 edition (May 12, 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0415242037
  • ISBN-13: 978-0415242035
  • Product Dimensions: 9.1 x 6.3 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 13.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #391,733 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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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 that even a classic can be improved ... a 'must' read for anyone who wants a deeper understanding of inductive inference, broadly understood.' – Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews

'Peter Lipton's excellent book approaches the descriptive task with imagination and style. Lipton argues persuasively that an understanding of the workings of contrastive explanation can yield insight into our inferential practices.' – Times Literary Supplement

'Lipton makes valuable contributions with respect to any number of important questions in epistemology and philosophy of science. Anyone with more than a passing interest in these fields will find his book indispensable.' – The Philosophical Review

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Peter Lipton is Hans Rausing Professor of History and Philosophy of Science at the University of Cambridge.

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24 of 38 people found the following review helpful By Sonny Alboucai on March 26, 2006
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Inference to the best explanation is a well known philosophical theory followed by many. This book is the first succesful attempt in outlining putting this view down and differentiating it as a unique philosophical view. The book is well written. This theory is expounded and proven thoroughly and accurately. This book is a must for those learning about explanation and justification!
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