Empirical Equivalence, Explanatory Force, and the Inference to the Best Theory
Abstract:In this paper I discuss the rule of inference proposed by Kuipers under the name of Inference to the Best Theory. In particular, I argue that the rule needs to be strengthened if it is to serve realist purposes. I further describe a method for testing, and perhaps eventually justifying, a suitably strengthened version of it.
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: November 1, 2005