Hume, norton, and induction without rules

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Does Hume's skeptical critique of inductive reasoning depend for its force on the assumption that such reasoning is a matter of following general rules? I explore this question in connection with John Norton's "Material Theory of Induction."

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)754-764
Number of pages11
JournalPhilosophy of Science
Issue number5
StatePublished - Dec 2010

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • History
  • Philosophy
  • History and Philosophy of Science


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