Induction and inference to the best explanation

Philosophical Studies 166 (1):203-216 (2013)
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Abstract

In this paper I adduce a new argument in support of the claim that IBE is an autonomous form of inference, based on a familiar, yet surprisingly, under-discussed, problem for Hume’s theory of induction. I then use some insights thereby gleaned to argue for the claim that induction is really IBE, and draw some normative conclusions

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Ruth Weintraub
Tel Aviv University

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