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Scientific Practice and Necessary Connections

Hüttemann, Andreas (2014) Scientific Practice and Necessary Connections. THEORIA. An International Journal for Theory, History and Foundations of Science, 29 (1). pp. 29-39. ISSN 2171-679X

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There have been various attempts to argue from the success of certain aspects of scientific practice to the existence of necessary connections between distinct events. Many of these arguments are based on an inference to the best explanation (IBE). I will start by reviewing some of these IBE arguments as well as their recent critique by Helen Beebee. Beebee’s critique is convincing with regard to the particular arguments she criticises. I will, however, present other aspects of scientific practice that need to be explained. More particularly I will argue that the failure of certain manipulatory practices can best be explained in terms of necessary connections. Beebee’s critique does not apply to this IBE-argument


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Item Type: Published Article or Volume
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Hüttemann, Andreasahuettem@uni-koeln.de
Additional Information: ISSN: 0495-4548 (print)
Keywords: laws; Humeanism; necessary connection
Subjects: General Issues > Laws of Nature
Depositing User: Unnamed user with email theoria@ehu.es
Date Deposited: 06 May 2014 11:25
Last Modified: 06 May 2014 11:25
Item ID: 10651
Journal or Publication Title: THEORIA. An International Journal for Theory, History and Foundations of Science
Publisher: Euskal Herriko Unibertsitatea / Universidad del País Vasco
Official URL: http://www.ehu.es/ojs/index.php/THEORIA/article/vi...
DOI or Unique Handle: 10.1387/theoria.7118
Subjects: General Issues > Laws of Nature
Date: January 2014
Page Range: pp. 29-39
Volume: 29
Number: 1
ISSN: 2171-679X
URI: http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/10651

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