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**What is it?**

A book detailing the context and details of inference to the best explanation. Obviously arguments for and against the position are also discussed.

**Where can it be found?**

Lipton, P. (2004), Inference to the Best Explanation, 2nd Ed., Routledge.

**Where does it fit in?**

The indispensability argument is intimately related to IBE (although the exact relationship will require a little/argument). Hence this book will provide some insight into a fundamental component of the argument. My hope is to able to demonstrate that the mathematical context is sufficiently different from the general scientific as to make IBE unsatisfactory and/or that even assuming the applicability of IBE in this context, one cannot get an IBE argument going.

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**Chapters**

Analysis and summaries will now appear under the individual chapter headings.

Lipton I B E Ch 3 The Causal Model

Lipton I B E Ch 5 Contrastive Inference

Lipton I B E Ch 6 The Raven Paradox

Lipton I B E Ch 7 Bayesian Abduction

Lipton I B E Ch 8 Explanation As A Guide To Inference

Lipton I B E Ch 9 Loveliness And Truth

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