By Sacha Bem
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Science, on the contrary, should be open to tests and arguments and sensitive to evidence, including empirical evidence. For this reason, the logician Irving Copi wrote: ‘The vocabulary of “hypothesis”, “theory”, and “law” is unfortunate, since it obscures the important fact that all of the general propositions of science are regarded as hypotheses, never as dogmas’ (1961: 423, original emphasis). As we said before, scientific knowledge is at all times revisable and never definitive. Though scientists may have good reasons and good evidence for thinking that their theories are true, they can never be certain in an absolute sense.
When a cause is a necessary condition this means that the effect will not occur without the cause. A sufficient condition means the cause will not occur without the effect. ) As an example of a causation explicated in terms of INUS conditions, consider how a short circuit can be the cause of a farm burning down. , lightning). For our purposes, what is most crucial is to distinguish between causes and accidental correlations. Across the globe, the number of lampposts is correlated with the incidence of colon cancer.
Causes are difficult to define, but intuitively causal explanation (or explanation by laws) marks an intuitive difference between deep necessary explanations and accidental generalizations. Realism, idealism and pragmatism put forward different views on the origin and justification of knowledge. Pragmatism recognizes both the subjective component and the objective success of science. Justification of knowledge should be distinguished from the factors influencing discovery, but the distinction here is fluid.