Necessary Connections and the Problem of Induction

Noûs 45 (3):504-527 (2011)
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Abstract

In this paper Beebee argues that the problem of induction, which she describes as a genuine sceptical problem, is the same for Humeans than for Necessitarians. Neither scientific essentialists nor Armstrong can solve the problem of induction by appealing to IBE, for both arguments take an illicit inductive step.

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Helen Beebee
University of Leeds

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