High confirmation and inductive validity

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Abstract

Does a high degree of confirmation make an inductive argument valid? I will argue that it depends on the kind of question to which the argument is meant to be providing an answer. We should distinguish inductive generalization from inductive extrapolation even in cases where they might appear to have the same answer, and also from confirmation of a hypothesis.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)119-142
Number of pages23
JournalStudies in Logic, Grammar and Rhetoric
Volume46
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016

Keywords

  • Probability
  • Inductive generalization
  • Inductive validity
  • Confirmation

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