Philosophy Lexicon of Arguments

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Induction/Evidence/logic/Nozick: inductive logic is twofold relative. - 1. probability is relative to the evidence - 2. there must be a principle of total evidence, which is applied to the probability statements. - Some authors: Solution: an evidence is proof of what he says - NozickVs: plenty of evidence is not explanatory. - E.g. lightning/Thunder are not mutually explanatory. - E.g. a symptom makes others more probable, but they do not explain each other - maybe there are but very general statistical relations between statements - e.g. principles of the uniformity of nature.

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No I
R. Nozick
Philosophical Explanations Oxford 1981

R., Nozick
The Nature of Rationality 1994

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Ed. Martin Schulz, access date 2017-08-21