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Single Idea 16820

[catalogued under 14. Science / D. Explanation / 3. Best Explanation / a. Best explanation]

Full Idea

We should considere Inference to the Loveliest Potential Explanation, …which links the search for truth and the search for understanding in a fundamental way.

Gist of Idea

Finding the 'loveliest' potential explanation links truth to understanding


Peter Lipton (Inference to the Best Explanation (2nd) [2004], 04 'Spelling')

Book Reference

Lipton,Peter: 'Inference to the Best Explanation (2nd ed)' [Routledge 2004], p.61

Related Idea

Idea 16818 The 'likeliest' explanation is the best supported; the 'loveliest' gives the most understanding [Lipton]