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[catalogued under 14. Science / C. Induction / 1. Induction]

Full Idea

Five attempts to describe induction are 'more of the same', the instantial model, the hypothetico-deductive model, the Bayesian approach …and causal inference.

Gist of Idea

Induction is repetition, instances, deduction, probability or causation


Peter Lipton (Inference to the Best Explanation (2nd) [2004], 01 'Descr')

Book Reference

Lipton,Peter: 'Inference to the Best Explanation (2nd ed)' [Routledge 2004], p.17

A Reaction

This interesting list totally fails to mention the best answer, which is essentialism! If you observe some instances, you only begin to think that there will be more of the same if you think you have discerned the essence. Ravens are black things!