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A Survey of Inductive Generalization

Norton, John D (2010) A Survey of Inductive Generalization. (Unpublished)

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Inductive generalization asserts that what obtains in known instances can be generalized to all. Its original form is enumerative induction, the earliest form of inductive inference, and it has been elaborated in various ways, largely with the goal of extending its reach. Its principal problem is that it supplies no intrinsic notion of strength of support so that one cannot tell if the generalization has weak or strong support.


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Item Type: Article
Status: Unpublished
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Norton, John Djdnorton@pitt.eduJDNORTON
Centers: University Centers > Center for Philosophy of Science
Date: 2010
Date Type: Publication
Access Restriction: No restriction; Release the ETD for access worldwide immediately.
Institution: University of Pittsburgh
Schools and Programs: Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences > History and Philosophy of Science
Refereed: Yes
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Article Type: Research Article
Date Deposited: 27 Aug 2012 20:28
Last Modified: 31 Jul 2020 19:00
URI: http://d-scholarship.pitt.edu/id/eprint/12552

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