Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press (1986)

Writing on the justification of certain inductive inferences, the author proposes that sometimes induction is justified and that arguments to prove otherwise are not cogent. In the first part he defends the argument of D.C. Williams' The Ground of Induction that induction is justified as a matter of logic by the proportional syllogism: "The vast majority of large samples match the population, therefore (probably) this sample matches the population"). In the second part he deals with such topics as deductive logic (arguing that deductive logic is not formal), the theory of logical probability, and probability and truth.
Keywords Induction (Logic  Logic  Probabilities  Proportional syllogism
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Call number BC91.S76 1986
ISBN(s) 0198247893   9780198247890
DOI 10.1086/289411
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The Ground of Induction.Donald Cary Williams - 1947 - New York: Russell & Russell.

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