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No answer to Hume

Howson, Colin (2011) No answer to Hume. International Studies in the Philosophy of Science, 25 (3). pp. 279-284. ISSN 0269-8595

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Abstract

In a recent article in this journal, Daniel Steel charges me with committing a fallacy in my discussion of inductive rules. I show that the charge is false, and that Steel's own attempt to validate enumerative induction in terms of formal learning theory is itself fallacious. I go on to argue that, contra Steel, formal learning theory is in principle incapable of answering Hume's famous claim that any attempt to justify induction will beg the question.

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Additional Information: © 2011 The Author
Library of Congress subject classification: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BC Logic
Sets: Departments > Philosophy, Logic and Scientific Method
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Date Deposited: 23 May 2013 15:47
URL: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/50302/

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