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The Rationality of Induction
     

The Rationality of Induction

by David C. Stove, Stove
 

Writing on the justification of certain inductive inferences, the author proposes that sometimes induction is justified and that arguments to prove otherwise are not cogent. In the first part he examines the problem of justifying induction, looks at some attempts to prove that it is justified, and responds to criticisms of these proofs. In the second part he deals

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Writing on the justification of certain inductive inferences, the author proposes that sometimes induction is justified and that arguments to prove otherwise are not cogent. In the first part he examines the problem of justifying induction, looks at some attempts to prove that it is justified, and responds to criticisms of these proofs. In the second part he deals with such topics as formal logic, deductive logic, the theory of logical probability, and probability and truth.

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"Stove's discussions of the relations of "the problem of induction," non-deductive lobic and deductive logic are of genuine value, and are conducted in a lively (sometimes savage!) style."—International Studies in Philosophy

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ISBN-13:
9780198247890
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
09/28/1993
Pages:
250
Product dimensions:
5.75(w) x 8.75(h) x 0.69(d)
Lexile:
1280L (what's this?)

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University of Sydney

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