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Inductive Arguments

Richard Swinburne

in The Existence of God

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199271672
eISBN:
9780191709357
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199271672.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

Inductive arguments are arguments from premises which add to the probability of conclusion and may render it probable overall (that is, more probable than not). This book considers how far arguments ... More


Quasi Truth and the Nature of Induction

Newton C. A. da Costa and Steven French

in Science and Partial Truth: A Unitary Approach to Models and Scientific Reasoning

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780195156515
eISBN:
9780199785896
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019515651X.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

This chapter considers the “vertical” relationship between theory and evidence. In particular, it considers the impact of the conception of “partial” truth on the dynamics of belief change. A new ... More


Inductive Arguments

Richard Swinburne

in The Existence of God

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198239635
eISBN:
9780191598609
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198239637.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

Inductive arguments are arguments from premises that add to the probability of conclusion and may render it probable overall (i.e., more probable than not). I consider in this book, how far arguments ... More


Ultimate Explanation and Prior Probability

Herman Philipse

in God in the Age of Science?: A Critique of Religious Reason

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199697533
eISBN:
9780191738470
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199697533.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Suppose for the sake of argument that theism is a meaningful and coherent theory with predictive power. Then we should wonder how probable it is that theism is true, given the total evidence for and ... More


The Existence of God

Richard Swinburne

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198239635
eISBN:
9780191598609
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198239637.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

This book assesses the worth of arguments for and against the existence of God. Evidence confirms (makes more probable) a hypothesis that explains that (1) given the hypothesis, the evidence is to be ... More


Exploring Inductive Risk: Case Studies of Values in Science

Kevin C. Elliott and Ted Richards (eds)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
June 2017
ISBN:
9780190467715
eISBN:
9780190467753
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190467715.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

According to the argument from inductive risk, scientists have responsibilities to consider the consequences of error when they set evidential standards for making decisions such as accepting or ... More


Exploring Inductive Risk: An Introduction

Kevin C. Elliott and Ted Richards

in Exploring Inductive Risk: Case Studies of Values in Science

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
June 2017
ISBN:
9780190467715
eISBN:
9780190467753
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190467715.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

The introductory chapter provides an overview of the book Exploring Inductive Risk. It introduces the concept of inductive risk, briefly traces the history of the argument from inductive risk, and ... More


Exploring Inductive Risk: Future Questions

Kevin C. Elliott and Ted Richards

in Exploring Inductive Risk: Case Studies of Values in Science

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
June 2017
ISBN:
9780190467715
eISBN:
9780190467753
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190467715.003.0013
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

This concluding chapter provides a roadmap for future studies of inductive risk by drawing attention to three particularly important sets of questions that emerge from Exploring Inductive Risk: (1) ... More


Induction, Samples, and Kinds

Peter Godfrey-Smith

in Carving Nature at Its Joints: Natural Kinds in Metaphysics and Science

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262015936
eISBN:
9780262298780
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262015936.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

This chapter criticizes a familiar group of ideas about “inductive” inference, and uses that criticism to promote a different group. Many hold on to the position that induction is rational because, ... More


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