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[catalogued under 14. Science / C. Induction / 2. Aims of Induction]

Full Idea

Inductive explanations must be conceived of as something stronger than mere Humean constant conjunction; …anything less than this will not explain why the inductive evidence occurred in the first place.

Gist of Idea

Induction must go beyond the evidence, in order to explain why the evidence occurred


Laurence Bonjour (In Defence of Pure Reason [1998], §7.7)

Book Reference

Bonjour,Laurence: 'In Defense of Pure Reason' [CUP 1998], p.214