John Stuart mill on induction and hypotheses

Journal of the History of Philosophy 29 (1):69-83 (1991)
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A study of the development of Mill's thought through successive editions of _A System of Logic. His view of the genesis of most scientific laws, it is argued, progressively shifted from inductivism to hypothetico-deductivism. Mill's analysis of hypotheses and of methods for their assessment is considered in detail. New light is shed on relations between Mill's metascience and that of William Whewell



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Struan Jacobs
London School of Economics (PhD)

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