Hypotheses and Inductive Predictions

  title={Hypotheses and Inductive Predictions},
  author={J. Romeyn},
  • J. Romeyn
  • Published 2004
  • Mathematics
  • Synthese
  • This paper studies the use of hypotheses schemes in generatinginductive predictions. After discussing Carnap–Hintikka inductive logic,hypotheses schemes are defined and illustrated with two partitions. Onepartition results in the Carnapian continuum of inductive methods, the otherresults in predictions typical for hasty generalization. Following theseexamples I argue that choosing a partition comes down to making inductiveassumptions on patterns in the data, and that by choosing appropriately… CONTINUE READING
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