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Trading off explanatory virtues

Rogier De Langhe UGent (2009) Logic, Philosophy and History of Science in Belgium. Proceedings of the Young Researchers Days. p.62-67
abstract
The paper draws on Graham Allison’s case-study of the Cuban Missile Crisis in which three different accounts are constructed from three different explanatory models, each situated at a different level of analysis. First, it is shown that each model produces genuine explanations which could not have been arrived at from one of the other accounts. With this prima facie case for pluralism in hand, the indispensability of the different models is then accounted for by linking the relevance of each model to different explanatory contexts.
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conference
publication status
in press
subject
keyword
dissensus, pluralism, social sciences, Cuban Missile Crisis, scientific values, explanation, dissent
in
Logic, Philosophy and History of Science in Belgium. Proceedings of the Young Researchers Days
editor
Erik Weber UGent, Thierry Libert, Pierre Marage and Geert Van Paemel
pages
5 pages
publisher
Koninklijke Vlaamse Academie van België
place of publication
Brussel ; BELGIUM
conference name
BSLPS Conference
conference location
Brussel ; BELGIUM
conference start
2008-09-01
conference end
2008-09-02
ISSN
N/A
language
English
UGent publication?
yes
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C1
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id
524726
handle
http://hdl.handle.net/1854/LU-524726
date created
2009-03-19 09:38:58
date last changed
2009-08-27 15:37:19
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  abstract     = {The paper draws on Graham Allison{\textquoteright}s case-study of the Cuban Missile Crisis in which three different accounts are constructed from three different explanatory models, each situated at a different level of analysis. First, it is shown that each model produces genuine explanations which could not have been arrived at from one of the other accounts. With this prima facie case for pluralism in hand, the indispensability of the different models is then accounted for by linking the relevance of each model to different explanatory contexts.},
  author       = {De Langhe, Rogier},
  booktitle    = {Logic, Philosophy and History of Science in Belgium. Proceedings of the Young Researchers Days},
  editor       = {Weber, Erik and Libert, Thierry and Marage, Pierre and Van Paemel, Geert},
  issn         = {N/A},
  keyword      = {dissensus,pluralism,social sciences,Cuban Missile Crisis,scientific values,explanation,dissent},
  language     = {eng},
  location     = {Brussel ; BELGIUM},
  pages        = {62--67},
  publisher    = {Koninklijke Vlaamse Academie van Belgi{\"e}},
  title        = {Trading off explanatory virtues},
  year         = {2009},
}

Chicago
De Langhe, Rogier. 2009. “Trading Off Explanatory Virtues.” In Logic, Philosophy and History of Science in Belgium. Proceedings of the Young Researchers Days, ed. Erik Weber, Thierry Libert, Pierre Marage, and Geert Van Paemel, 62–67. Brussel ; BELGIUM: Koninklijke Vlaamse Academie van België.
APA
De Langhe, R. (2009). Trading off explanatory virtues. In E. Weber, T. Libert, P. Marage, & G. Van Paemel (Eds.), Logic, Philosophy and History of Science in Belgium. Proceedings of the Young Researchers Days (pp. 62–67). Presented at the BSLPS Conference, Brussel ; BELGIUM: Koninklijke Vlaamse Academie van België.
Vancouver
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De Langhe R. Trading off explanatory virtues. In: Weber E, Libert T, Marage P, Van Paemel G, editors. Logic, Philosophy and History of Science in Belgium. Proceedings of the Young Researchers Days. Brussel ; BELGIUM: Koninklijke Vlaamse Academie van België; 2009. p. 62–7.
MLA
De Langhe, Rogier. “Trading Off Explanatory Virtues.” Logic, Philosophy and History of Science in Belgium. Proceedings of the Young Researchers Days. Ed. Erik Weber et al. Brussel ; BELGIUM: Koninklijke Vlaamse Academie van België, 2009. 62–67. Print.