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Probable Reasoning: The Negative Argument

David Owen

in Hume's Reason

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199252602
eISBN:
9780191598159
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199252602.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

Hume's negative argument about probable reasoning is sometimes called the problem of induction. The modern version of that argument is centrally concerned with the warrant of probable reasoning and ... More


Hume’s Skeptical Treatment of the Causal Inductive Inference

Graciela De Pierris

in Ideas, Evidence, and Method: Hume's Skepticism and Naturalism concerning Knowledge and Causation

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780198716785
eISBN:
9780191785368
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198716785.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

Chapter 4 develops a novel skeptical inductivist interpretation of Hume’s argument concerning the inference from observed constant conjunction. It rejects deductivist skeptical and anti-skeptical ... More


Lexicon Uniformity and the Causative Alternation

Malka Rappaport Hovav and Beth Levin

in The Theta System: Argument Structure at the Interface

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199602513
eISBN:
9780191739200
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199602513.003.0006
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology, Semantics and Pragmatics

This paper uses Reinhart's Lexicon Uniformity Principle as a context for exploring the nature of the causative alternation, focusing on alternating verbs that do not permit both variants for every ... More


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