Tag Archives: evidential probability

EXPLANATORY VIRTUES ARE INDICATIVE OF TRUTH (pages 63-73)

Kevin McCAIN ABSTRACT: In a recent issue of this journal, Miloud Belkoniene challenges explanationist accounts of evidential support in two ways. First, he alleges that there are cases that show explanatory virtues are not linked to the truth of hypotheses. Second, he maintains that attempts to show that explanatoriness is relevant to evidential support because it adds to the resiliency ... Read More »

WHAT ARE EXPLANATORY VIRTUES INDICATIVE OF? (pages 179-193)

Miloud BELKONIENE ABSTRACT: This paper discusses an assumption on which explanationist accounts of the evidential support relation rely with a focus on McCain’s recent account. Explanationist accounts define the relation of evidential support in terms of relations of best explanation that hold between the evidence a subject possesses and the propositions she believes. Such a definition presupposes that the explanatory ... Read More »

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