B-quiz-prep - Phil 383 Knowledge and Reality Fall 2010 Quiz...

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Phil 383 Knowledge and Reality Fall 2010 Quiz Preparation for Part B Quiz date: Tuesday Oct 26 th in section. Bring stuff to write with. We’ll bring stuff to write on. Format: This format will be mad-libs, fill-in-the-blanks, rather than (say) multiple choice or short-essay questions. If you answer in a complete sentence, you have probably said more than you need to. I have indicated the blanks below with capitalized parts of speech in double square brackets, e.g., [[NOUN]]. (1) Limitations of explanation : IBE and IBB agree that candidate beliefs should be compared in terms of (specific kinds of) simplicity. IBE adds the restriction that these beliefs should be explanations of data (e.g., observations). That restriction fits what experimental scientists routinely try to do. And although philosophers don’t routinely perform experiments, in many subfields of philosophy they do routinely try to help explain the experimental data gathered by others. But [[NOUN]] is a broad kind of subject matter (e.g., a major/minor at a university, or a familiar subfield of one)
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This note was uploaded on 12/28/2010 for the course PHILOSOPHY 383 taught by Professor Lormand during the Fall '10 term at University of Michigan.

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B-quiz-prep - Phil 383 Knowledge and Reality Fall 2010 Quiz...

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