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Theoretical Knowledge and Inductive Inference

J.-M. Kuczynski

According to David Hume, the concept of causation and probability are to be understood in terms of the concepts of similarity and repetition. In this book, it is shown that they are to be understood in terms of the concept of continuity. One corollary is that there is no legitimate basis for skepticism concerning the legitimacy of inductive inference. Another is that anti-realism about theoretical entities is misconceived.

According to David Hume, the concept of causation and probability are to be understood in terms of the concepts of similarity and repetition. In this book, it is shown that they are to be understood in terms of the concept of continuity. One corollary is that there is no legitimate basis for skepticism concerning the legitimacy of inductive inference. Another is that anti-realism about theoretical entities is misconceived.
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Philosophy

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According to David Hume, the concept of causation and probability are to be understood in terms of the concepts of similarity and repetition. In this book, it is shown that they are to be understood in terms of the concept of continuity. One corollary is that there is no legitimate basis for skepticism concerning the legitimacy of inductive inference. Another is that anti-realism about theoretical entities is misconceived.

Language:

English

Length:

4h 26m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:13


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

15:18


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

22:22


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

55:38


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

20:06


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

51:37


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

30:56


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

27:48


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

41:42


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

00:20