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Egenis seminar with Prof Alexander Bird

Seminar   25.11.2008

Starts

30.11.1999

Ends

30.11.1999

Speakers

Professor Alexander Bird, Department of Philosophy, University of Bristol

Organised by

Egenis

Venue

University of Exeter,Egenis, Byrne House,St Germans Road,Exeter, EX4 4PJ

Room no: GF7, Byrne House

Event details

Time: 3:30 - 5:00 PM

Eliminative abduction: examples from medical sciencePeter Lipton argues that inference to the best explanation involves the selection of a hypothesis on the basis of its loveliness. I argue that in optimal cases, a form of eliminative induction takes place. I call this 'Holmesian inference', to which inference to the best explanation is an approximation. I illustrate Holmesian inference by reference to examples from the history of medicine.

Further details

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