Knowledge and Inductions
This chapter explores how induction works. It also discusses what counts as an induction, and makes the case that abduction is a special case of induction. It then focuses on those ‘pure’ inductions that yield generalizations. In addition, it proposes a theory of how they can be made. It is noted that inductions can be about a particular event or about matters in general. The theory that is outlined fundamentally assumes that induction depends on knowledge. This theory does not treat induction and deduction as so different as they appear in logic.
Oxford Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.
If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.