Unformatted text preview: (can’t look to the past for justification and beliefs of what will happen in the future) Straight rule of induction: If the proportion of hitherto observed As that are B is X/y then assume that as number of observed a’s reaches infinity the proportion of as that are b will appreoach x/y 1. either there is a limiting frequency…or there isn’t 2. if there is a limitimg frequency, then the SRI works 3. if no limiting frequency, then nothing works therefore you should use the sri. If everything in universe chaotic, we cannot predict future, but it seems like universe is gerneally predictable. If universe is insane way all bets are off. If universe is predictable, then induction is the way to go. Essay: email Luka about getting the email....
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- Spring '06