Strength (of inductive arguments)
An inference to the best explanation offers an explanation of what makes the premises of an argument true (p. 35). For example:
1. Subjects in experiments should be given enough information about the nature of the project so that they are capable of giving informed consent.
2. Government policies should allow farmers to decide what sort of crop, and how much, they plant in any given year.
3. Although we might encourage people to donate money to famine relief efforts, we should not require them to do so.
C. So, legitimate moral actions should respect the autonomy of moral agents.
An inductively strong inference to the best explanation provides a plausible hypothesis, theory, or explanation of the statements given as premises.