Discussion: Can the Best-Alternative-Justification solve Hume's Problem? On the Limits of a Promising New Approach

Publication Year:
2010
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Repository URL:
http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/5350
Author(s):
Arnold, Eckhart
preprint description
In a recent Philosophy of Science article Gerhard Schurz proposes meta-inductivistic prediction strategies as a new approach to Hume's. This comment examines the limitations of Schurz's approach. It can be proven that the meta-inductivist approach does not work any more if the meta-inductivists have to face an infinite number of alternative predictors. With his limitation it remains doubtful whether the meta-inductivist can provide a full solution to the problem of induction.