[lit-ideas] Re: Back to Popper (and further back to Hume)

  • From: Phil Enns <phil.enns@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: lit-ideas@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Sat, 09 Dec 2006 10:04:22 -0400

Donal McEvoy wrote:

"while we can show that inductive reasoning lacks deductive validity, we
cannot deduce from this that there is no such thing as valid inductive

I would love to see this sentence unpacked.  "No such thing"?  Oh my.

Further, if Donal can discuss whether inductive reasoning exists, without
blushing, I am not surprised he is unsatisfied with the responses being
offered on this list.

but not deductively valid,

Phil Enns
Glen Haven, NS
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