|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._____________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 - 3rd success (HackingVs). - HackingVsExplanations. - They do not belong to the existence of the universe.
Existence is 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.)_____________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.
Einführung in die Philosophie der Naturwissenschaften Stuttgart 1996