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Using Inferential Robustness to Establish the Security of an Evidence Claim

Staley, Kent (2011) Using Inferential Robustness to Establish the Security of an Evidence Claim. [Preprint]

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Evidence claims depend on fallible assumptions. This paper discusses inferential robustness as a strategy for justifying evidence claims in spite of this fallibility. I argue that robustness can be understood as a means of establishing the partial security of evidence claims. An evidence claim is secure relative to an epistemic situation if it remains true in all scenarios that are epistemically possible relative to that epistemic situation.


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Item Type: Preprint
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Staley, Kentstaleykw@gmail.com
Keywords: evidence, robustness, security, reliability, dark matter, experiment
Subjects: General Issues > Confirmation/Induction
General Issues > Experimentation
Depositing User: Kent Staley
Date Deposited: 27 Sep 2011 12:26
Last Modified: 27 Sep 2011 12:26
Item ID: 8809
URI: http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/8809

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