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Published by Harvard university press in Cambridge, Mass .
Written in English


  • Logic

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Edition Notes

Statement[by] Donald Williams.
LC ClassificationsBC91 .W5
The Physical Object
Pagination213 p.
Number of Pages213
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL6511070M
LC Control Number47002121

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This book is intended to show how and why induction is a logically valid procedure: that its premises, in short, provide a real reason for accepting its conclusions. The author introduces a modernization of the classic or Laplacean theory of probability. This theory and its application to induction will have a special interest for logicians. Additional Physical Format: Online version: Williams, Donald Cary, Ground of induction. New York, Russell & Russell, [©] (OCoLC) THE PROBLEM OF INDUCTION PROBABILITY THE MATURITY OF THE CHANCES THE PROBABILITY OF INDUCTION THE LOGIC OF SCIENCE THAT INDUCTION PRESUPPOSES NOTHING INDUCTION IN PHILOSOPHY ALTERNATIVES AND ANTICIPATIONS --INDEX. Responsibility: Donald Williams. More information: De Gruyter, Cover; De Gruyter, Cover. Prices in GBP apply to orders placed in Great Britain only. Prices in € represent the retail prices valid in Germany (unless otherwise indicated). Prices are subject to change without notice. Prices do not include postage and handling if applicable. Free shipping for non-business customers when ordering books at De Gruyter Online.

INDEX was published in The Ground of Induction on page 7. INDUCTION IN PHILOSOPHY was published in The Ground of Induction on page   The original source of what has become known as the “problem of induction” is in Book 1, part iii, section 6 of A Treatise of Human Nature by David Hume, published in In , Hume gave a shorter version of the argument in Section iv of An enquiry concerning human understanding.   His Novum Organum book II () became what Aristotle’s Topics book V was in antiquity, viz., the main handbook on how to perform a good induction, that is, on how to identify a formal cause (or “Form,” in Bacon’s term). Baconian induction .

David Stove's argument for induction, based on the statistical syllogism, was presented in the Rationality of Induction and was developed from an argument put forward by one of Stove's heroes, the late Donald Cary Williams (formerly Professor at Harvard) in his book The Ground of Induction. A classic defense of the rationality of induction. Williams argues that induction (conceived as inference from sample to population in general) is justified by the proportional syllogism (direct inference), the argument form "Probably if most As are Bs and this is an A, then this is a B."Author: Donald Cary Williams.   Lexington Books, May 6, Philosophy- pages 0Reviews Induction is a basic method of scientific and philosophical inquiry. The work seeks to . The spirit of this book is that it is time for a revolution, a radical rethinking of induction, and that the revolution should be a return to a "traditional," Aristotelian conception of induction. As many an armed rebel has discovered, however, uncompleted revolutions can be very frustrating.