On probabilism and induction

Topoi 10 (2):227-229 (1991)
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Abstract

R. C. Jeffrey has proposed probabilism as a solution to Hume's problem of justifying induction. This paper shows that the assumptions of his Estimation Theorem, used to justify induction, can be weakened to provide a more satisfactory interpretation. It is also questioned whether the use of probabilism adds significantly to our understanding (or even Hume's understanding) of the problem of induction.

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Probabilism and induction.Richard Jeffrey - 1986 - Topoi 5 (1):51-58.
Studies in Inductive Logic and Probability.Rudolf Carnap & Richard C. Jeffrey (eds.) - 1971 - Berkeley, CA, USA: University of California Press.

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