The Rationality of Induction

Hardcover | April 30, 1999

byD. C. Stove

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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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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....

D. C. Stove is at University of Sydney.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:238 pages, 8.5 × 5.43 × 0.67 inPublished:April 30, 1999Publisher:Oxford University Press

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ISBN - 10:0198247893

ISBN - 13:9780198247890

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"...A very provocative work. Stove's lively polemics will stimulate much thought, and some irritation, by attacking cherished beliefs of almost every professional philosopher...Stove's arguments are clearly expressed and presuppose minimal technical knowledge, although they are subtle enoughto keep philosophers busy trying to refute them..." CHOICE, November 1986