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https://doi.org/10.31820/ejap.16.1.5

Inference to the Best Explanation: The Case of Potential Energy

Peter J. Riggs ; Australian National University

Puni tekst: engleski, pdf (316 KB) str. 99-116 preuzimanja: 307* citiraj
APA 6th Edition
Riggs, P.J. (2020). Inference to the Best Explanation: The Case of Potential Energy. European Journal of Analytic Philosophy, 16 (1), 99-116. https://doi.org/10.31820/ejap.16.1.5
MLA 8th Edition
Riggs, Peter J.. "Inference to the Best Explanation: The Case of Potential Energy." European Journal of Analytic Philosophy, vol. 16, br. 1, 2020, str. 99-116. https://doi.org/10.31820/ejap.16.1.5. Citirano 28.09.2021.
Chicago 17th Edition
Riggs, Peter J.. "Inference to the Best Explanation: The Case of Potential Energy." European Journal of Analytic Philosophy 16, br. 1 (2020): 99-116. https://doi.org/10.31820/ejap.16.1.5
Harvard
Riggs, P.J. (2020). 'Inference to the Best Explanation: The Case of Potential Energy', European Journal of Analytic Philosophy, 16(1), str. 99-116. https://doi.org/10.31820/ejap.16.1.5
Vancouver
Riggs PJ. Inference to the Best Explanation: The Case of Potential Energy. European Journal of Analytic Philosophy [Internet]. 2020 [pristupljeno 28.09.2021.];16(1):99-116. https://doi.org/10.31820/ejap.16.1.5
IEEE
P.J. Riggs, "Inference to the Best Explanation: The Case of Potential Energy", European Journal of Analytic Philosophy, vol.16, br. 1, str. 99-116, 2020. [Online]. https://doi.org/10.31820/ejap.16.1.5

Sažetak
It has been claimed that kinetic energy is an objective physical quantity whilst at the same time maintaining that potential energy is not. However, by making use of the method of ‘inference to the best explanation’, it may be readily concluded that potential energy is indeed an objective physical quantity. This is done for an example drawn from the foundations of modern chemistry. In order to do so, the criteria of what counts as ‘most probable’ and ‘most reasonable’ are defined and then employed for choosing the best explanation.

Ključne riječi
Potential energy; inference to the best explanation; objectivity of energy; instrumental hypothesis

Hrčak ID: 241797

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https://hrcak.srce.hr/241797

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