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Probability and Hume's Inductive Scepticism

D.C. Stove

Abstract

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 subject-matter of this book. The book is divided into three parts. Part one presents some remarks on probability. Part two identifies Hume's argument for inductive scepticism. Finally, the third part evaluates Hume's argument for inductive scepticism.

Keywords: David Hume, inductive scepticism, probability, inductive inference, Hume's argument

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1973 Print ISBN-13: 9780198245018
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198245018.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

D.C. Stove, author