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Single Idea 4583

[catalogued under 14. Science / C. Induction / 4. Reason in Induction]

Full Idea

The problem of induction is the problem of how an argument can be good reasoning as induction but poor reasoning as deduction.

Gist of Idea

How can an argument be good induction, but poor deduction?


J Baggini / PS Fosl (The Philosopher's Toolkit [2003], 1.03)

Book Reference

Baggini,J and Fosl,P.S.: 'The Philosopher's Toolkit' [Blackwells 2003], p.9

A Reaction

Nicely put, and a good defence of Hume against the charge that he has just muddled induction and deduction. All reasoning, we insist, should be consistent, or it isn't reasoning.