Ideas of Alistair Mitchell, by Theme

[British, fl. 2006, Royal Grammar School, left in 2006.]

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14. Science / C. Induction / 3. Limits of Induction
Maybe induction is only reliable IF reality is stable
     Full Idea: Maybe we should say that IF regularities are stable, only then is induction a reliable procedure.
     From: Alistair Mitchell (talk [2006]), quoted by PG - Db (ideas)
     A reaction: This seems to me a very good proposal. In a wildly unpredictable reality, it is hard to see how anyone could learn from experience, or do any reasoning about the future. Natural stability is the axiom on which induction is built.