The old problem of induction and the new reflective equilibrium

Dialectica 59 (3):347–356 (2005)
Abstract
In 1955, Goodman set out to 'dissolve' the problem of induction, that is, to argue that the old problem of induction is a mere pseudoproblem not worthy of serious philosophical attention. I will argue that, under naturalistic views of the reflective equilibrium method, it cannot provide a basis for a dissolution of the problem of induction. This is because naturalized reflective equilibrium is -- in a way to be explained -- itself an inductive method, and thus renders Goodman's dissolution viciously circular. This paper, then, examines how the old problem of induction crept back in while nobody was looking.
Keywords reflective equilibrium  intuitions as evidence  problem of induction
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DOI 10.1111/j.1746-8361.2005.01016.x
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