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Single Idea 3760

[catalogued under 14. Science / C. Induction / 5. Paradoxes of Induction / a. Grue problem]

Full Idea

The new riddle of induction ('grue') seems to demonstrate that sound inductive inferences are arbitrary because they depend on the actual language people use to formulate predictions.

Gist of Idea

Predictions are bound to be arbitrary if they depend on the language used


Bernecker / Dretske (Knowledge:Readings in Cont.Epist [2000], Pt.V Int)

Book Reference

'Knowledge: readings in contemp epistemology', ed/tr. Bernecker/Dretske [OUP 2000], p.437