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[Inference to the best explanation (IBE) is a pattern of everyday and scientific reasoning, where a hypothesis is accepted if it gives a better explanation of the known evidence than any alternative hypothesis. This term was introduced by Gilbert Harman in 1965, and ever since IBE has been a...
[Compatibilist instrumentalism, aka irenic instrumentalism, exemplified in the work of Rudolf Carnap and Ernest Nagel, tended to underestimate the ontic differences between realism and instrumentalism making the claim that the two positions are merely different modes of speech (Nagel) of that...
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