Essay Review ID: CBB000030581

Inference to the best explanation: or, Who won the Mill-Whewell debate? (1992)


Description An essay review of Peter Lipton, Inference to the best explanation (1991). While the book reviewed is not historical, the review contains a lengthy discussion of the Mill-Whewell debate over the acceptance of scientific hypotheses.

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Authors & Contributors
Snyder, Laura J.
Menke, Cornelis
Wettersten, John R.
Schollmeier, Paul
Rowlinson, Matthew
Niiniluoto, Ilkka
Studies in History and Philosophy of Science
Zeitschrift für Philosophische Forschung
Scottish Journal of Political Economy
Rivista di Filosofia
Rhetorica: A Journal of the History of Rhetoric
PSA: Proceedings of the Biennial Meeting of the Philosophy of Science Association
University of Chicago Press
Johns Hopkins University
Philosophy of science
History of philosophy of science
Science and society
Electricity; magnetism
Whewell, William
Mill, John Stuart
Herschel, John Frederick William
Norton, John
Tennyson, Alfred, Lord
Somerville, Mary Fairfax
Time Periods
19th century
20th century
Great Britain
British Isles

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