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A Material Theory of Induction

Norton, John D. (2003) A Material Theory of Induction. [Preprint]

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In this material theory of induction, the inductive inferences of science are not licensed by universal schemas. They are grounded in matters of fact that hold only in particular domains, so that <i>all inductive inference is local</i>. While every schema of the present literature can be applied in the appropriate domain, the material theory suggests that universal schemas can never do full justice to the variety of inductive inferences and inductive inference schemas must ultimately be treated as individuals peculiar to their domains.

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Item Type: Preprint
Norton, John D.
Keywords: induction confirmation
Subjects: General Issues > Confirmation/Induction
Depositing User: John Norton
Date Deposited: 12 Feb 2003
Last Modified: 07 Oct 2010 15:11
Item ID: 996
Subjects: General Issues > Confirmation/Induction
Date: February 2003

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