Repository URL:
http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/10987
Author(s):
Nyrup, Rune
Most Recent Tweet View All Tweets
conference paper description
I highlight a lacuna in recent debates concerning analogies in science. Most philosophers focus on analogical inferences as a way to justify accepting hypotheses. I argue that analogies play another important role, namely to justify pursuing hypotheses. In particular, I argue that both Paul Bartha's formal account and John Norton's material view of analogical inference, as they stand, fail to address this issue. I present my own account of justification for pursuit and show how analogies on this account can justify pursuit independently of whether they can also justify acceptance.

This conference paper has 0 Wikipedia mention.