INFERENCE TO THE BEST EXPLANATION AND DISJUNCTIVE EXPLANATIONS
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In this paper the author will examine Helen Beebee’s argument that anti-Humeans are not in a better position to justify induction. First he will argue that her argument proves too much and that it can jeopardize the status of inference to the best explanation as a useful inductive principle. Then the author will propose a principle that should govern our use of disjunctive explanations in the context of inference to the best explanation and show that Beebee’s use of disjunctive explanations violates this principle.
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