David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
Philosophy 76 (1):127-136 (2001)
I argue that Goodman's puzzle of grue at least poses no real challenge about inductive inference. By drawing on Stove's characterisation of Hume's characterisation of inductive inference, we see that the premises in an inductive inference report experienced impressions; and Goodman can be interpreted as posing a real challenge about inductive inference only if we treat an epistemic subject's observations more as logical contents and less as experienced impressions. So, even though the grue puzzle was effective against its stated logicist targets, it is not thereby an enduring difficulty regarding experience's ability to impart epistemic justification via inductive evidence.
|Keywords||No keywords specified (fix it)|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
|Through your library|
References found in this work BETA
No references found.
Citations of this work BETA
Nathan Stemmer (2007). Hume's Solution of the Goodman Paradox and the Reliability Riddle (Mill's Problem). Philosophical Studies 132 (2):137 - 159.
Kenneth Boyce (2014). On the Equivalence of Goodman's and Hempel's Paradoxes. Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part A 45 (1):32-42.
Similar books and articles
Andrew Pickin (2006). An Argument By Stove Against Inductive Scepticism. Dissertation, University of Cambridge
John Moreland (1976). On Projecting Grue. Philosophy of Science 43 (3):363-377.
Matthias Hild (2006). Inductive Incompleteness. Philosophical Studies 128 (1):109 - 135.
Branden Fitelson (2008). Goodman's "New Riddle". Journal of Philosophical Logic 37 (6):613 - 643.
Louis E. Loeb (2006). Psychology, Epistemology, and Skepticism in Hume's Argument About Induction. Synthese 152 (3):321 - 338.
P. D. Magnus (2008). Demonstrative Induction and the Skeleton of Inference. International Studies in the Philosophy of Science 22 (3):303 – 315.
David H. Sanford (1990). The Inductive Support of Inductive Rules: Themes From Max Black. Dialectica 44 (1‐2):23-41.
John D. Norton (2003). A Material Theory of Induction. Philosophy of Science 70 (4):647-670.
Added to index2009-01-28
Total downloads32 ( #61,623 of 1,413,284 )
Recent downloads (6 months)11 ( #19,679 of 1,413,284 )
How can I increase my downloads?