INFERENCE TO THE BEST EXPLANATION

@inproceedings{seguindo2004INFERENCETT,
  title={INFERENCE TO THE BEST EXPLANATION},
  author={seguindo and Fumerton},
  year={2004}
}
Our initial survey of the problems of induction and explanation is now complete. We have considered some of the forms these problems take, some of the reasons they are so difficult to solve, and some of the weaknesses in various attempts to solve them. In the last chapter, I also attempted something more constructive, by giving what I hope is an improved version of the causal model of explanation. Up to now, however, we have treated inference and explanation virtually in mutual isolation, a… 

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