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Turning Noton's Dome Against Material Induction

Dawid, Richard (2010) Turning Noton's Dome Against Material Induction. [Preprint]

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Abstract

John Norton has proposed a position of “material induction” that denies the existence of a universal inductive inference schema behind scientific reasoning. In this vein, Norton has recently presented a “dome-scenario” based on Newtonian physics that, in his understanding, is at variance with Bayesianism. The present note points out that a closer analysis of the dome-scenario reveals incompatibilities with material inductivism itself.


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Item Type: Preprint
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Dawid, Richardrichard.dawid@univie.ac.at
Keywords: induction Norton's dome indeterminacy Bayesianism
Subjects: General Issues > Confirmation/Induction
General Issues > Thought Experiments
Depositing User: Dr. Richard Dawid
Date Deposited: 20 Mar 2013 12:36
Last Modified: 16 Sep 2015 13:07
Item ID: 9637
Subjects: General Issues > Confirmation/Induction
General Issues > Thought Experiments
Date: December 2010
URI: http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/9637

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