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Experimental realism defended: how inference to the most likely cause might be sound

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On a purely epistemic understanding of experimental realism, manipulation affords a particularly robust kind of causal warrant, which is – like any other warrant – defeasible. I defend a version of Nancy Cartwright’s inference to the most likely cause, and I conclude that this minimally epistemic version of experimental realism is a coherent, adequate and plausible epistemology for science.

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http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/707/1/Suarez_Contingency%26Dissent_0106.pdf

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