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Turning Norton's Dome Against Material Induction

Dawid, Richard (2015) Turning Norton's Dome Against Material Induction. Foundations of Physics, 45 (9). pp. 1-9. ISSN 1572-9516

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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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Item Type: Published Article or Volume
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CreatorsEmailORCID
Dawid, Richardrichard.dawid@philosophy.su.se0000-0002-1472-2958
Keywords: induction, material induction, Norton's dome, indeterminacy
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Physics > Classical Physics
General Issues > Confirmation/Induction
Depositing User: Dr. Richard Dawid
Date Deposited: 16 Sep 2015 13:07
Last Modified: 10 Feb 2017 15:42
Item ID: 11663
Journal or Publication Title: Foundations of Physics
Publisher: Springer
Official URL: http://www.springer.com/physics/history+%26+philos...
DOI or Unique Handle: https://doi.org/10.1007/s10701-015-9943-0
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Physics > Classical Physics
General Issues > Confirmation/Induction
Date: 2015
Page Range: pp. 1-9
Volume: 45
Number: 9
ISSN: 1572-9516
URI: https://philsci-archive-dev.library.pitt.edu/id/eprint/11663

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