The problem of induction dissolved; but are we better-off?

Ruth Weintraub*

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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 nonnative situation and may even worsen it.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)69-83
Number of pages15
JournalAmerican Philosophical Quarterly
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 2016


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