Philosophia Scientiae 16 (2):85-98 (2012)

Scott Shalkowski
University of Leeds
Chris Daly défend « l'explicationisme », la position selon laquelle l'inférence a la meilleure explication constitue une façon acceptable de justifier une théorie. Il la défend en tentant de justifier la position explicationiste par ses propres ressources, c'est-a-dire par elle-même. Je soutiens que dans le contexte de la métaphysique, cette défense échoue. L'explicationiste échoue à se justifier par ses propres ressources et l'une de ses premisses centrales ne peut pas être justifiée uniquement de façon externaliste.Chris Daly defends "explanationism", the view that inference to the best explanation is an acceptable means of providing warrant for a theory. He does so by attempting the bootstrapping operation of warranting explanationism by way of itself. I argue that in the context of metaphysics this defense fails. It fails to be a genuine bootstrapping operation and one of the key premises cannot be warranted by externalist means alone.
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