Informal Logic 32 (1):98-115 (2012)

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David Botting
De La Salle University (PhD)
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I will show that there is a type of analogical reasoning that instantiates a pattern of reasoning in confirmation theory that is considered at best paradoxical and at worst fatal to the entire syntactical approach to confirmation and explanation. However, I hope to elaborate conditions under which this is a sound (although not necessarily strong) method of reasoning
Keywords analogy  induction  confirmation
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