Informal Logic 26 (1):41-62 (2006)

Mark Battersby
Capilano University
The general goal is to encourage informal logicians and those interested in applied epistemology to look at epidemiology as a paradigmatic science crucially dependant on argumentation to justify its claims. Three specific goals are: 1. exemplify applied epistemology by looking critically at causal argumentation in epidemiology, 2. show that justification of causal claims in epidemiology is a form of “argument to the best explanation,” 3. show that there could be a symbiotic relationship between epidemiology and work in various applied reasoning disciplines such as argumentation and “applied epistemology.”
Keywords scientific reasoning, inference to the best explanation, causality, applied epistemology, epidemiology, ad hominem
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