A Material Theory of Induction *

@inproceedings{Norton2003AMT,
  title={A Material Theory of Induction *},
  author={John D. Norton},
  year={2003}
}
Contrary to formal theories of induction, I argue that there are no universal inductive inference schemas. The inductive inferences of science are grounded in matters of fact that hold only in particular domains, so that all inductive inference is local. Some are so localized as to defy familiar characterization. Since inductive inference schemas are underwritten by facts, we can assess and control the inductive risk taken in an induction by investigating the warrant for its underwriting facts… CONTINUE READING

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