On Newtonian Induction

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2016
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http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/12254
Author(s):
Belkind, Ori
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This paper examines the distinct nature of Newtonian inductivism and its connection to methodological atomism. According to this interpretation, Newton's Rule III for the Study of Natural Philosophy is a criterion for isolating the primary qualities of the atomic parts. The universal nature of such qualities also raises the laws describing these qualities to the status of laws of nature.