Link to the University of Pittsburgh Homepage
Link to the University Library System Homepage Link to the Contact Us Form

Deductively Definable Logics of Induction

Norton, JD (2010) Deductively Definable Logics of Induction. Journal of Philosophical Logic, 39 (6). 617 - 654. ISSN 0022-3611

Draft Version
Available under License : See the attached license file.

Download (1MB) | Preview
[img] Plain Text (licence)
Available under License : See the attached license file.

Download (1kB)


A broad class of inductive logics that includes the probability calculus is defined by the conditions that the inductive strengths [A{pipe}B] are defined fully in terms of deductive relations in preferred partitions and that they are asymptotically stable. Inductive independence is shown to be generic for propositions in such logics; a notion of a scale-free inductive logic is identified; and a limit theorem is derived. If the presence of preferred partitions is not presumed, no inductive logic is definable. This no-go result precludes many possible inductive logics, including versions of hypothetico-deductivism. © 2010 Springer Science+Business Media B.V.


Social Networking:
Share |


Item Type: Article
Status: Published
CreatorsEmailPitt UsernameORCID
Norton, JDjdnorton@pitt.eduJDNORTON
Centers: University Centers > Center for Philosophy of Science
Date: 1 December 2010
Date Type: Publication
Access Restriction: No restriction; Release the ETD for access worldwide immediately.
Journal or Publication Title: Journal of Philosophical Logic
Volume: 39
Number: 6
Page Range: 617 - 654
DOI or Unique Handle: 10.1007/s10992-010-9146-2
Institution: University of Pittsburgh
Schools and Programs: Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences > History and Philosophy of Science
Refereed: Yes
ISSN: 0022-3611
Date Deposited: 12 Jul 2012 14:10
Last Modified: 02 Feb 2019 15:56


Monthly Views for the past 3 years

Plum Analytics

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item