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Volume 53 • Number 1

January 2016



 

 

The Problem of Induction Dissolved; But are we better off?


by Ruth Weintraub

Abstract

I begin by making some distinctions between kinds of response to a skeptical claim, the purpose of which is to explain what I mean by a "dissolution" of the problem of induction, and to focus on one of the ways it can be implemented. I then argue that previous attempts to dissolve the problem in this way fail, present mine, and defend it. Finally, I show that (disappointingly) the dissolution of the problem doesn't improve our normative situation and may even worsen it.


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