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There are no universal rules for induction

Norton, JD (2010) There are no universal rules for induction. In: UNSPECIFIED.

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In a material theory of induction, inductive inferences are warranted by facts that prevail locally. This approach, it is urged, is preferable to formal theories of induction in which the good inductive inferences are delineated as those conforming to universal schemas. An inductive inference problem concerning indeterministic, nonprobabilistic systems in physics is posed, and it is argued that Bayesians cannot responsibly analyze it, thereby demonstrating that the probability calculus is not the universal logic of induction. Copyright 2010 by the Philosophy of Science Association.All right reserved.


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Status: Published
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Norton, JDjdnorton@pitt.eduJDNORTON
Date: 1 January 2010
Date Type: Publication
Journal or Publication Title: Philosophy of Science
Volume: 77
Number: 5
Page Range: 765 - 777
DOI or Unique Handle: 10.1086/656542
Institution: University of Pittsburgh
Schools and Programs: Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences > History and Philosophy of Science
Refereed: No
ISSN: 0031-8248
Date Deposited: 21 May 2009 20:54
Last Modified: 02 Feb 2019 15:56


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