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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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Identification Number: 10.1080/02698595.2011.605249


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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Divisions: Philosophy, Logic and Scientific Method
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BC Logic
Date Deposited: 23 May 2013 15:47
Last Modified: 05 Jan 2024 23:48

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