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Induction without Probabilities

Norton, John D. (2006) Induction without Probabilities. In: [2007] LSE-Pitt Conference: Confirmation, Induction and Science (London, 8 - 10 March, 2007).

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    Abstract

    A simple indeterministic system is displayed and it is urged that we cannot responsibly infer inductively over it if we presume that the probability calculus is the appropriate logic of induction. The example illustrates the general thesis of a material theory of induction, that the logic appropriate to a particular domain is determined by the facts that prevail there.


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    Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (UNSPECIFIED)
    Additional Information: For updates, please go to http://www.pitt.edu/~jdnorton
    Keywords: Confirmation Induction Determinism Bayes Probability
    Subjects: General Issues > Confirmation/Induction
    Specific Sciences > Physics > Classical Physics
    General Issues > Determinism/Indeterminism
    Conferences and Volumes: [2007] LSE-Pitt Conference: Confirmation, Induction and Science (London, 8 - 10 March, 2007)
    Depositing User: John Norton
    Date Deposited: 23 Dec 2006
    Last Modified: 07 Oct 2010 11:14
    Item ID: 3107
    URI: http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/3107

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