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A Deductive Justification for Inductive Belief

Gokhale, Raam (2013) A Deductive Justification for Inductive Belief. [Preprint]

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In this paper, we utilize a disjunction of familiar inductive beliefs—the disjunction being deductively valid—to show that we have inductive knowledge. While this is in itself philosophically significant, the implications of this for a justification of induction are also explored. Induction will be found to be supported but not justified by the proposed example. Lastly deriving support from the example, an abductive justification of induction will be sketched.

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Item Type: Preprint
Keywords: induction, justification, deduction, knowledge, Gettier, Goodman, Hume
Subjects: General Issues > Confirmation/Induction
Depositing User: Mr. Raam Gokhale
Date Deposited: 15 Sep 2013 13:31
Last Modified: 18 Sep 2013 00:17
Item ID: 10001
Subjects: General Issues > Confirmation/Induction
Date: May 2013

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