The Place of Induction in Science

@article{Bunge1960ThePO,
  title={The Place of Induction in Science},
  author={Mario Bunge},
  journal={Philosophy of Science},
  year={1960},
  volume={27},
  pages={262 - 270}
}
  • M. Bunge
  • Published 1 July 1960
  • Philosophy
  • Philosophy of Science
The place of induction in the framing and test of scientific hypotheses is investigated. The meaning of 'induction' is first equated with generalization on the basis of case examination. Two kinds of induction are then distinguished: the inference of generals from particulars (first degree induction), and the generalization of generalizations (second degree induction). Induction is claimed to play a role in the framing of modest empirical generalizations and in the extension of every sort of… 

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