The invalidation of induction: A reply to Pargetter and Bigelow

Australasian Journal of Philosophy 76 (3):452 – 463 (1998)
In this paper, I respond to the paper “The Validation of Induction” by Robert Pargetter and John Bigelow (Australasian Journal of Philosophy, 75:1, 1997), in which the authors propound the thesis that the arguments commonly thought of as good inductive arguments “properly construed, are deductively valid”. I maintain that they have not established this claim, and neither have they established a number of associated but logically independent claims that they make about inductive arguments and inductive inferences.
Keywords Induction,  deduction  inductive argument  inductive inference  validity  enthymeme  justifying induction  problem of induction  Robert Pargetter  John Bigelow
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DOI 10.1080/00048409812348561
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John Bigelow & Robert Pargetter (1997). The Validation of Induction. Australasian Journal of Philosophy 75 (1):62 – 76.

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