Response to Belot’s “Whose Devil? Which Details?‘

Philosophy of Science 72 (1):154-163 (2005)
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I respond to Belot's argument and defend the view that sometimes `fundamental theories' are explanatorily inadequate and need to be supplemented with certain aspects of less fundamental `theories emeritus'.

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