A Material Solution to the Problem of Induction

Publication Year:
2009
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Repository URL:
http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/4865
Author(s):
Norton, John D.
preprint description
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.