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  1. added 2019-02-12
    Quasi-Realism and Inductive Scepticism in Hume’s Theory of Causation.Dominic K. Dimech - forthcoming - Australasian Journal of Philosophy:1-14.
    Interpreters of Hume on causation consider that an advantage of the ‘quasi-realist’ reading is that it does not commit him to scepticism or to an error theory about causal reasoning. It is unique to quasi-realism that it maintains this positive epistemic result together with a rejection of metaphysical realism about causation: the quasi-realist supplies an appropriate semantic theory in order to justify the practice of talking ‘as if’ there were causal powers in the world. In this paper, I problematise the (...)
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    Is Hume an Inductivist?David Landy - 2015 - Hume Studies 41 (2):231-261.
    Across a series of papers and again in her recent book, Graciela De Pierris has argued that Hume is what she calls an inductivist about the methods of science. De Pierris takes Hume to follow Newton in holding that the ultimate aim of science is to seek "assurance concerning objects, which are removed from the present testimony of our memory and senses",1 and its method therefore to consist in the subsumption of observable particulars under inductively-established universal generalizations. As De Pierris (...)
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    A Problem for Hume’s Theory of Induction.Ruth Weintraub - 2008 - Hume Studies 34 (2):169-187.
    According to Hume, the paradigm type of inductive reasoning involves a constant conjunction. But, as Price points out, Hume misrepresents ordinary induction: we experience very few constant conjunctions. In this paper, I examine several ways of defending Hume’s account of our practice against Price’s objection, and conclude that the theory cannot be upheld.
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    Is Hume a Sceptic About Induction?: On a Would-Be Revolution in the Interpretation of Hume's Philosophy.Adi Parush - 1977 - Hume Studies 3 (1):1-16.
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  5. added 2019-01-21
    Not Actually Hume's Problem: On Induction and Knowing-How: Stephen Hetherington.Stephen Hetherington - 2008 - Philosophy 83 (4):459-481.
    Philosophers talk routinely of ‘Hume's problem of induction’. But the usual accompanying exegesis is mistaken in a way that has led epistemologists to conceive of ‘Hume's problem’ in needlessly narrow terms. They have overlooked a way of articulating the conceptual problem, along with a potential way of solving it. Indeed, they have overlooked Hume's own way. In explaining this, I will supplement Hume's insights by adapting Ryle's thinking on knowledge-how and knowledge-that. We will also see why Hume's ‘sceptical solution’ was (...)
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    Discussion: Can the Best-Alternative-Justification Solve Hume's Problem? On the Limits of a Promising New Approach.Eckhart Arnold - 2010 - Philosophy of Science 77 (4):584-593.
    In a recent Philosophy of Science article Gerhard Schurz proposes meta-inductivistic prediction strategies as a new approach to Hume's. This comment examines the limitations of Schurz's approach. It can be proven that the meta-inductivist approach does not work any more if the meta-inductivists have to face an infinite number of alternative predictors. With his limitation it remains doubtful whether the meta-inductivist can provide a full solution to the problem of induction.
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    Hume, Induction and Single Experiments.J. Monteiro - 1998 - Grazer Philosophische Studien 56:57-72.
    Hume fully recognised, and partially explained, the role of inductions from single experiments in human knowledge - something his Scottish critics, and some more recent ones, failed to understand. Those inferences, he maintains, depend on the use of a Newtonian rule and the removal of superfluous circumstances. But that rule is not sufficient, and Hume never stated the exact conditions of this removal. We should distinguish between survey and experience in his philosophy, to understand how experience of conjunctions where inductive (...)
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    Hume’s Theorem.Colin Howson - 2013 - Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part A 44 (3):339-346.
    A common criticism of Hume’s famous anti-induction argument is that it is vitiated because it fails to foreclose the possibility of an authentically probabilistic justification of induction. I argue that this claim is false, and that on the contrary, the probability calculus itself, in the form of an elementary consequence that I call Hume’s Theorem, fully endorses Hume’s argument. Various objections, including the often-made claim that Hume is defeated by de Finetti’s exchangeability results, are considered and rejected.
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    Anti-Individualism, Materialism, Naturalism.Tomas Hribek - 2007 - Organon F: Medzinárodný Časopis Pre Analytickú Filozofiu 14 (3):283-302.
    This paper starts from the familiar premise that psychological anti-individualism is incompatible with materialism. It attempts to state more clearly what this incompatibility consists in, and — rather than arguing in detail for any particular resolution — to inquire whether this incompatibility admits any resolution. However, the paper does offer a conditional argument concerning the possibility that the incompatibility is genuine and cannot be resolved. Provided that anti-individualism and materialism cannot be squared, and anti-individualism is correct, it follows that materialism (...)
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    On Natural Selection and Hume's Second Problem.Armando Aranda-Anzaldo - 1998 - Evolution and Cognition 4 (2):156-172.
    David Hume's famous riddle of induction implies a second problem related to the question of whether the laws and principles of nature might change in the course of time. Claims have been made that modern developments in physics and astrophysics corroborate the translational invariance of the laws of physics in time. However, the appearance of a new general principle of nature, which might not be derivable from the known laws of physics, or that might actually be a non-physical one (this (...)
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    Ideas, Evidence, and Method: Hume's Skepticism and Naturalism Concerning Knowledge and Causation. [REVIEW]Jonathan Cottrell - 2017 - Philosophical Review 126 (3):393-398.
  12. added 2018-02-18
    Hume and Locke on Scientific Methodology: The Newtonian Legacy.Graciela de Pierris - 2006 - Hume Studies 32 (2):277-329.
    Hume follows Newton in replacing the mechanical philosophy’s demonstrative ideal of science by the Principia’s ideal of inductive proof ; in this respect, Hume differs sharply from Locke. Hume is also guided by Newton’s own criticisms of the mechanical philosophers’ hypotheses. The first stage of Hume’s skeptical argument concerning causation targets central tenets of the mechanical philosophers’ conception of causation, all of which rely on the a priori postulation of a hidden configuration of primary qualities. The skeptical argument concerning the (...)
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  13. added 2018-01-22
    Hume's Scepticism Regarding Reason.John Asquith - 2016 - Dissertation, Oxford Brookes University
    There is a tradition perhaps as old as philosophy itself which sees the rationality of man – and in particular, the rationality of the philosopher - as both his essential and his redeeming characteristic; it can not unfairly be said that the discipline of philosophy at least is characterised by its dependence on reason. In this context, the philosophy of David Hume presents something of a stark challenge: Although interpretations vary as to the extent and nature of his scepticism, one (...)
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  14. added 2018-01-03
    Review of "Righting Epistemology: Hume's Revolution". [REVIEW]Jared Bates - 2017 - Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews 2017.
    Review of Bredo Johnsen's "Righting Epistemology: Hume's Revolution" (OUP, 2017).
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  15. added 2017-11-16
    Response to Wilson.Bernie Koenig - 1988 - Dialogue 27 (2):357-.
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  16. added 2017-10-25
    The Necessity of “Necessity”: Hume's Psychology of Sophisticated Causal Inference.Abraham Sesshu Roth - 2011 - Canadian Journal of Philosophy 41 (2):263-287.
    Much of what Hume calls probable reasoning is deliberate and reflective. Since there are aspects to Hume’s psychology that tempt some commentators to think, on the contrary, that for Hume all such reasoning is simple and immediate, I will be concerned to emphasize Hume’s recognition of the sophisticated sort of probable reasoning (section I). Though some of the details of my case may be new, the overall point of this section should not be news to recent scholarship. But once we (...)
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  17. added 2017-10-23
    Hume's Attack on Human Rationality.Idan Shimony - 2005 - Dissertation, Tel Aviv University
  18. added 2016-12-21
    Kaila's Reception of Hume.Jani Hakkarainen - 2012 - Acta Philosophica Fennica 89:147-162.
    In this paper, I discuss Eino Kaila's (1890-1958) understanding of David Hume. Kaila was one of the leading Finnish philosophers of the 20th century and a correspondent of the Vienna Circle. He introduced logical empiricism into Finland and taught Georg Henrik von Wright. Final draft.
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  19. added 2016-07-12
    X*-Does Hume's Argument Against Induction Rest on a Quantifier-Shift Fallacy?Samir Okasha - 2005 - Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society 105 (2):253-271.
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  20. added 2016-05-02
    Is Hume's Critique of Induction Self‐Defeating?Charles Cassini - 2013 - Heythrop Journal.
  21. added 2016-05-02
    Inducción, causalidad y psicologismo en Hume.Oscar Pineda Lemus - 2011 - A Parte Rei 73.
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    A Crítica De Popper A Hume: O Problema da Indução.Osvaldino Marra Rodrigues - 2009 - A Parte Rei 66.
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    Hume’s Solution of the Goodman Paradox and the Reliability Riddle.Nathan Stemmer - 2007 - Philosophical Studies 132 (2):137-159.
    Many solutions of the Goodman paradox have been proposed but so far no agreement has been reached about which is the correct solution. However, I will not contribute here to the discussion with a new solution. Rather, I will argue that a solution has been in front of us for more than two hundred years because a careful reading of Hume's account of inductive inferences shows that, contrary to Goodman's opinion, it embodies a correct solution of the paradox. Moreover, the (...)
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    Hume: de la naturaleza psicológica de la inducción.Alex Espinoza Verdejo - 2004 - Analogía Filosófica: Revista de Filosofía, Investigación y Difusión 18 (1):83-106.
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    Is Goodman's Solution of Hume's Riddle Too Strong?Timothy Chambers - 1999 - Diálogos. Revista de Filosofía de la Universidad de Puerto Rico 34 (74):63-70.
  26. added 2016-05-02
    M. Pera, Hume, Kant e l'induzione. [REVIEW]C. La Rocca - 1989 - Société Française de Philosophie, Bulletin 80 (3):354.
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    Pera . - Hume, Kant e l'induzione. [REVIEW]A. Stanguennec - 1984 - Revue Philosophique de la France Et de l'Etranger 174:481.
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    M. Pera, "Hume, Kant e l'induzione". [REVIEW]M. Buzzoni - 1984 - Epistemologia 7 (1):162.
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    M. PERA, "Hume, Kant e l'induzione". [REVIEW]R. Gilardi - 1983 - Rivista di Filosofia Neo-Scolastica 75:168.
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    Hume, Kant e l'induzione. [REVIEW]Elvira Pera Genzone - 1983 - Filosofia 34 (3):284.
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    Probability and Hume's Inductive Scepticism.D. G. Stove - 1979 - Revue Philosophique de la France Et de l'Etranger 169 (2):237-239.
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    Der Induktionsbegriff. Hume und Husserl.Ram Adhar Mall - 1975 - Zeitschrift für Philosophische Forschung 29 (1):34 - 62.
  33. added 2016-04-19
    The Secret Connexion: Causation, Realism, and David Hume: Revised Edition.Galen Strawson - 2014 - Oxford University Press UK.
    In this revised and updated edition of The Secret Connexion, Galen Strawson explores one of the most discussed subjects in all philosophy: David Hume's work on causation. Strawson challenges the standard view of Hume, according to which he thinks that there is no such thing as causal influence, and that there is nothing more to causation than things of one kind regularly following things things of another kind. He argues that Hume does believe in causal influence, but insists that we (...)
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    Hume, Induction and Single Experiments.J. P. Monteiro - 1998 - Grazer Philosophische Studien 56:57-72.
    Hume fully recognised, and partially explained, the role of inductions from single experiments in human knowledge - something his Scottish critics, and some more recent ones, failed to understand. Those inferences, he maintains, depend on the use of a Newtonian rule and the removal of superfluous circumstances. But that rule is not sufficient, and Hume never stated the exact conditions of this removal. We should distinguish between survey and experience in his philosophy, to understand how experience of conjunctions where inductive (...)
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  35. added 2016-01-15
    Hume's Philosophy of Science.A. Rosenberg - 1993 - In David Fate Norton (ed.), The Cambridge Companion to Hume.
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    Hume's Conception of Science.João Paulo Monteiro - 1981 - Journal of the History of Philosophy 19 (3):327-342.
  37. added 2015-12-08
    O Estatuto da Inferência Casual: Uma Abordagem Normativa do Problema de Hume.Carlos Antonio de Souza - 2000 - Princípios 7 (8):34-50.
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  38. added 2015-10-29
    Hume's Defence of Science.Fred Wilson - 1986 - Dialogue 25 (4):611.
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  39. added 2015-07-08
    Hume and Aristotle on Induction: A Comparative Study.Paolo C. Biondi - 2014 - In Louis F. Groarke & Paolo C. Biondi (eds.), Shifting the Paradigm: Alternative Perspectives on Induction. De Gruyter. pp. 51-122.
  40. added 2015-07-08
    Das Problem der Induktion : Humes Herausforderung und moderne Antworten, en, Der sogenannte Zirkel des Verstehens.Wolfgang Stegmüller - 1977 - Tijdschrift Voor Filosofie 39 (2):359-360.
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    Cause and Effect (From the Enquiry).David Hume - unknown
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    Hume on Knowledge of Metaphysical Modalities.Daniel Dohrn - 2010 - Logical Analysis and History of Philosophy 13.
    I outline Hume’s views about conceivability evidence. Then I critically scrutinize two threats to conceivability-based modal epistemology. Both arise from Hume’s criticism of claims to knowing necessary causal relationships: Firstly, a sceptical stance towards causal necessity may carry over to necessity claims in general. Secondly, since – according to a sceptical realist reading – Hume grants the eventuality of causal powers grounded in essential features of objects, conceivability-based claims to comprehensive metaphysical possibilities seem endangered. I argue that although normal conceivability-based (...)
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    STOVE, D. C.: "Probability and Hume's Inductive Scepticism". [REVIEW]Ian Hinckfuss - 1974 - Australasian Journal of Philosophy 52:269.
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    Fred Wilson, Hume's Defence of Causal Inference.M. Bradley - 1999 - Australasian Journal of Philosophy 77 (3):376-377.
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    Hume's Skepticism About Causal Inferences.Janet Broughton - 1980 - Journal of Philosophy 77 (11):767-768.
  46. added 2015-05-31
    On a Proposed Refutation of Hume.Sarah Waterlow - 1975 - Analysis 36 (1):43 - 46.
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    STOVE, D. C. "Probability and Hume's Inductive Scepticism". [REVIEW]E. Millstone - 1976 - Mind 85:297.
  48. added 2015-05-17
    Hume’s Theorem.Colin Howson - 2013 - Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part A 44 (3):339-346.
    A common criticism of Hume’s famous anti-induction argument is that it is vitiated because it fails to foreclose the possibility of an authentically probabilistic justification of induction. I argue that this claim is false, and that on the contrary, the probability calculus itself, in the form of an elementary consequence that I call Hume’s Theorem, fully endorses Hume’s argument. Various objections, including the often-made claim that Hume is defeated by de Finetti’s exchangeability results, are considered and rejected.
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    The Uniformity of Nature.Wesley C. Salmon - 1953 - Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 14 (1):39-48.
    The principle of uniformity of nature has sometimes been invoked for the purpose of justifying induction. This principle cannot be established "a priori", And in the absence of a justification of induction, It cannot be established "a posteriori". There is no justification for assuming it as a postulate of science. Use of such a principle is, However, Neither sufficient nor necessary for a justification of induction. In any plausible form, It is too weak for that purpose, And hence, It is (...)
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  50. added 2015-01-28
    A tese céptica de Hume acerca da indução.Elliott Sober - 2004 - Critica.
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