Evidential support, reliability, and Hume's problem of induction

Pacific Philosophical Quarterly 90 (4):503-519 (2009)
Necessity holds that, if a proposition A supports another B, then it must support B. John Greco contends that one can resolve Hume's Problem of Induction only if she rejects Necessity in favor of reliabilism. If Greco's contention is correct, we would have good reason to reject Necessity and endorse reliabilism about inferential justification. Unfortunately, Greco's contention is mistaken. I argue that there is a plausible reply to Hume's Problem that both endorses Necessity and is at least as good as Greco's alternative. Hence, Greco provides a good reason for neither rejecting Necessity nor endorsing inferential reliabilism.
Keywords Evidential Support  Hume's problem of induction  reliabilism  internalism
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DOI 10.1111/j.1468-0114.2009.01352.x
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