Hume’s Problems with Induction 1 edition
Hume’s Problems with Induction is intended to describe and refute some of the main doubts and objections David Hume raised with regard to inductive reasoning. It replaces the so-called problem of induction with a principle of induction.
It replaces the so-called problem of induction with a principle of induction.
David Hume’s notorious skepticism was based on errors of observation and reasoning, with regard to induction, causation, necessity, the self and freewill.
These are here pointed out and critically analyzed in detail – and more accurate and logical theories are proposed.
The present work also includes refutations of Hempel’s and Goodman’s alleged paradoxes of induction.
This book is drawn from the author’s larger work Logical and Spiritual Reflections.
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Table of Contents
|1. Hume’s “problem of induction” 9|
|2. The principle of induction 19|
|3. Causation, necessity and connection 31|
|4. The psychology of induction 43|
|5. The self or soul 61|
|6. Freewill 71|
|7. The is-ought dichotomy 77|
|8. Hempel's paradox of confirmation 85|
|9. Goodman’s paradox of prediction 107|
|10. The induction of induction 121|
|11. Descartes’ mind-body dichotomy 131|
|12. Some further remarks on causal logic 143|
|13. Addenda (2009) 159|
The Physical Object
Number of pages
|8.3 x 5.8 x inches|