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Probability and Hume's Inductive Scepticism$
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D.C. Stove

Print publication date: 1973

Print ISBN-13: 9780198245018

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198245018.001.0001

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Its Structure and Content

Its Structure and Content

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Probability and Hume's Inductive Scepticism


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This chapter covers the structure and content of David Hume's argument for inductive scepticism. It begins by addressing the preliminary textual identification of the argument. It considers the structure of the argument, and its content in the language of Hume. The dictionary of the elements of Hume's argument is also presented. It then translates some parts of Hume's terminology into language less likely to be misunderstood. The problems of translation of Hume's argument and the argument after these translations have been made are reported as well.

Keywords:   David Hume, Hume's argument, inductive scepticism, terminology, language, translation

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