What Makes Induction Rational?

  • D. M. Armstrong
Part of the Boston Studies in the Philosophy of Science book series (BSPS, volume 160)


In this paper I put forward what I think is a new approach to the problem of induction. I sketched the approach in brief sections of a book published in 1983 (chap. 4, sec. 5 and chap. 6, sec. 7). The same idea had occurred to the English philosopher John Foster and he presented it in a paper at about the same time (1983).


Good Explanation Inductive Inference External Reason Folk Theory Scientific Inference 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • D. M. Armstrong
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  1. 1.University of SydneyAustralia

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