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.

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 Opinion/Wright: optimal judgment - conceptual basis of truth - then b.o. is necessarily true - then projectivism: committed to basic equation: "Square" only when noted under standard conditions by standard observers - detectivism: b.o. only reflects: Then it should be possible that certain b.o. are not causally properly come about - then basic equations are only contingently true.

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.

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Crispin Wright
Wahrheit und Objektivität Frankfurt 2001

Georg Henrik von Wright
Erklären und Verstehen Hamburg 2008

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Ed. Martin Schulz, access date 2018-03-25