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TRUE Is False and Why It Matters

Fischer, Robert (2012) TRUE Is False and Why It Matters. In: [2012] Philosophy of Science Assoc. 23rd Biennial Mtg (San Diego, CA) > PSA 2012 Contributed Papers.

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    Abstract

    Here is a challenge to IBE's epistemic credentials. If a reason is an epistemic reason for a subject to believe a proposition, then that reason increases the likelihood of the proposition's truth. But IBE relies on considerations like simplicity which do not increase the likelihood that hypotheses are truth. So, the reasons given by inference to the best explanation are not epistemic reasons. I contend that this argument fails, but not because, e.g., simplicity is truth-conducive. Rather, I show that the argument relies on a version of epistemic value monism, which even the argument's proponents should reject.


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    Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (UNSPECIFIED)
    Subjects: General Issues > Explanation
    General Issues > Values In Science
    Conferences and Volumes: [2012] Philosophy of Science Assoc. 23rd Biennial Mtg (San Diego, CA) > PSA 2012 Contributed Papers
    Depositing User: Dr. Robert Fischer
    Date Deposited: 10 Nov 2012 09:56
    Last Modified: 10 Nov 2012 09:56
    Item ID: 9433
    URI: http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/9433

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