Turning Norton’s Dome Against Material Induction

Foundations of Physics 45 (9):1101-1109 (2015)
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Abstract

John Norton has proposed a position of “material induction” that denies the existence of a universal inductive inference schema behind scientific reasoning. In this vein, Norton has recently presented a “dome scenario” based on Newtonian physics that, in his understanding, is at variance with Bayesianism. The present note points out that a closer analysis of the dome scenario reveals incompatibilities with material inductivism itself

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A Material Theory of Induction.John D. Norton - 2003 - Philosophy of Science 70 (4):647-670.
Causation as Folk Science.John Norton - 2003 - Philosophers' Imprint 3:1-22.
Causation as Folk Science.John D. Norton - 2003 - In Huw Price & Richard Corry (eds.), Philosophers' Imprint. Oxford University Press.

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