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Introduction: Object and Plan of the Book

D. C. STOVE

in Probability and Hume's Inductive Scepticism

Published in print:
1973
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198245018
eISBN:
9780191680823
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198245018.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, History of Philosophy

This chapter presents the main results of the evaluation of David Hume's argument for inductive scepticism. The sceptical conclusion of Hume's argument is false. It rests on a certain identifiable ... More


Probability and Hume's Inductive Scepticism

D.C. Stove

Published in print:
1973
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198245018
eISBN:
9780191680823
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198245018.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, History of Philosophy

This book aims to discuss probability and David Hume's inductive scepticism. For the sceptical view which he took of inductive inference, Hume only ever gave one argument. That argument is the sole ... More


Its Structure and Content

D. C. STOVE

in Probability and Hume's Inductive Scepticism

Published in print:
1973
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198245018
eISBN:
9780191680823
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198245018.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, History of Philosophy

This chapter covers the structure and content of David Hume's argument for inductive scepticism. It begins by addressing the preliminary textual identification of the argument. It considers the ... More


The Falsity of its Sceptical Conclusion

D. C. STOVE

in Probability and Hume's Inductive Scepticism

Published in print:
1973
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198245018
eISBN:
9780191680823
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198245018.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, History of Philosophy

This chapter deals with the falsity of the sceptical conclusion. It is shown that the sceptical conclusion of Hume's argument is false. The currency of Hume's inductive scepticism is first ... More


Its Suppressed Premisses

D. C. STOVE

in Probability and Hume's Inductive Scepticism

Published in print:
1973
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198245018
eISBN:
9780191680823
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198245018.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, History of Philosophy

This chapter deals with the suppressed premisses of David Hume's argument for inductive scepticism. If there is anything about this argument of Hume which is more admirable than its content, it is ... More


Our Historical Debts to Hume's Argument for Scepticism

D. C. STOVE

in Probability and Hume's Inductive Scepticism

Published in print:
1973
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198245018
eISBN:
9780191680823
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198245018.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, History of Philosophy

This chapter describes the historical debts to Hume's argument for scepticism. It shows the great importance of what has historically been learnt from Hume's argument. The 20th-century inductive ... More


Its Further Interpretation and Generalization

D. C. STOVE

in Probability and Hume's Inductive Scepticism

Published in print:
1973
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198245018
eISBN:
9780191680823
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198245018.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, History of Philosophy

This chapter reviews the further interpretation and generalization of David Hume's argument for inductive scepticism. It first introduces the nature of Hume's predictive-inductive scepticism. It also ... More


The Truth and Importance of its Fallibilist Consequence

D. C. STOVE

in Probability and Hume's Inductive Scepticism

Published in print:
1973
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198245018
eISBN:
9780191680823
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198245018.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, History of Philosophy

This chapter provides a discussion on the truth and the importance of the fallibilist consequence of Hume's argument for inductive scepticism. It starts by addressing the independence of inductive ... More


A summary of the argument

Galen Strawson

in The Secret Connexion: Causation, Realism, and David Hume: Revised Edition

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780199605842
eISBN:
9780191774447
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199605842.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

According to the standard view of Hume’s argument, he moves (roughly speaking) from the epistemological claim that (1) all we can ever know of causation, in the world, is regular succession, to the ... More


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