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Best explanation: preference for one hypothesis over others. The choice can be done within a theory or result in the transition to another theory. See also explanation.
 
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Best Explanation / CartwrightVsBest Explanation: instead: probable causes.
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Best Explanation / Cartwright: here we infer probable causes, not laws or explanation schemes.

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N. Cartwright
How the laws of physics lie Oxford New York 1983


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Ed. Martin Schulz, access date 2017-05-27