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There are No Universal Rules for Induction

Norton, John D. (2008) There are No Universal Rules for Induction. In: [2008] Philosophy of Science Assoc. 21st Biennial Mtg (Pittsburgh, PA) > PSA 2008 Symposia.

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    Abstract

    In a material theory of induction, inductive inferences are warranted by facts that prevail locally. This approach, it is urged, is preferable to formal theories of induction in which the good inductive inferences are delineated as those conforming to some universal schema. An inductive inference problem concerning indeterministic, non-probabilistic systems in physics is posed and it is argued that Bayesians cannot responsibly analyze it, thereby demonstrating that the probability calculus is not the universal logic of induction.


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    Keywords: Induction material confirmation non-Bayesian indeterminism
    Subjects: General Issues > Confirmation/Induction
    Conferences and Volumes: [2008] Philosophy of Science Assoc. 21st Biennial Mtg (Pittsburgh, PA) > PSA 2008 Symposia
    Depositing User: John Norton
    Date Deposited: 31 Oct 2008
    Last Modified: 07 Oct 2010 11:17
    Item ID: 4273
    URI: http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/4273

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