Induction, Samples, and kinds
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|Abstract||This paper will criticize a familiar package of ideas about "inductive" inference, and use the criticism to motivate a different package. "Induction" is understood here as a pattern of argument or method used to answer questions of the form: "how many F's are G?" This question is understood as one about a proportion or frequency. So it could also be expressed by asking "what is the rate of G in the F's?" The question "Are all F's G?" is a special case. Examples of such questions include.|
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