Synthese 138 (1):79 - 99 (2004)
|Abstract||In 1947 Donald Cary Williams claimed in The Ground of Induction to have solved the Humean problem of induction, by means of an adaptation of reasoning ﬁrst advanced by Bernoulli in 1713. Later on David Stove defended and improved upon Williams’ argument in The Rational- ity of Induction (1986). We call this proposed solution of induction the ‘Williams-Stove sampling thesis’. There has been no lack of objections raised to the sampling thesis, and it has not been widely accepted. In our opinion, though, none of these objections has the slightest force, and, moreover, the sampling thesis is undoubtedly true. What we will argue in this paper is that one particular objection that has been raised on numerous occasions is misguided. This concerns the randomness of the sample on which the inductive extrapolation is based|
|Keywords||No keywords specified (fix it)|
|Through your library||Configure|
Similar books and articles
Bipin Indurkhya (1990). Some Remarks on the Rationality of Induction. Synthese 85 (1):95 - 114.
Michael Rowan (1993). Stove on the Rationality of Induction and the Uniformity Thesis. British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 44 (3):561-566.
D. C. Stove (1986). The Rationality of Induction. Oxford University Press.
Gerhard Schurz (2009). Meta-Induction and Social Epistemology: Computer Simulations of Prediction Games. Episteme 6 (2):200-220.
James Cargile (1998). The Problem of Induction. Philosophy 73 (2):247-275.
F. John Clendinnen (1966). Induction and Objectivity. Philosophy of Science 33 (3):215-229.
Campbell Scott & Franklin James (2004). Randomness and the Justification of Induction. Synthese 138:79-99.
Alan Musgrave (2004). How Popper [Might Have] Solved the Problem of Induction. Philosophy 79 (1):19-31.
Andrew Pickin (2006). An Argument By Stove Against Inductive Scepticism. Dissertation, University of Cambridge
Added to index2009-01-28
Total downloads43 ( #26,086 of 548,973 )
Recent downloads (6 months)2 ( #37,438 of 548,973 )
How can I increase my downloads?