Presuppositions of Induction

  • Brian Skyrms
Part of the Synthese Library book series (SYLI, volume 206)


We may be far from an adequate account of good scientific method, but however such an account might turn out, it is hard to believe that it would not have a significant contrast. There will presumably be logically consistent ways of assimilating evidence which count as bad science, or unscientific or outright mad. To this extent, at the very least, scientific method will have its presuppositions.1 An examination of the presuppositions of scientific induction is nothing other than an analysis of scientific method itself.


Relative Frequency Ergodic Theorem Infinite Sequence Finite Sequence Modal Force 
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  • Brian Skyrms
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  1. 1.University of CaliforniaIrvineUSA

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