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A Material Solution to the Problem of Induction

Norton, John D. (2009) A Material Solution to the Problem of Induction. [Preprint]

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In a formal theory of induction, inductive inferences are licensed by universal schemas. In a material theory of induction, inductive inferences are licensed by facts. With this change in the conception of the nature of induction, I argue that Hume’s celebrated “problem of induction” can no longer be set up and is thereby dissolved.


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Norton, John D.
Keywords: Induction problem material Hume
Subjects: General Issues > Confirmation/Induction
Depositing User: John Norton
Date Deposited: 01 Sep 2009
Last Modified: 07 Oct 2010 15:18
Item ID: 4865
URI: http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/4865

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