Philosophy Lexicon of Arguments

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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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Annotation: The above characterizations of concepts are neither definitions nor exhausting presentations of problems related to them. Instead, they are intended to give a short introduction to the contributions below. – Lexicon of Arguments.

 
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Best Explanation / Hacking: 1st Simplicity - 2nd argument of the cosmic coincidence - 3 success (HackingVs) - HackingVsExplanations - they do not belong to the existence of the universe - I 98 not actually part of the explanation. - ((s) It is not a good explanation if the possibility of the existence of the objects arises within the explanation itself.)


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Explanation of symbols: Roman numerals indicate the source, arabic numerals indicate the page number. The corresponding books are indicated on the right hand side. ((s)…): Comment by the sender of the contribution.

Hack I
I. Hacking
Einführung in die Philosophie der Naturwissenschaften Stuttgart 1996


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Ed. Martin Schulz, access date 2017-10-21