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There are No Universal Rules for Induction

Norton, John D. (2008) There are No Universal Rules for Induction. In: UNSPECIFIED.

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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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Norton, John D.
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Keywords: Induction material confirmation non-Bayesian indeterminism
Subjects: General Issues > Confirmation/Induction
Depositing User: John Norton
Date Deposited: 31 Oct 2008
Last Modified: 07 Oct 2010 15:17
Item ID: 4273
URI: http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/4273

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