Kant's response to the problem of induction

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dc.contributor.committeeChair DiPoppa , Francesca
dc.contributor.committeeChair Kim , Sungsu
dc.degree.department Philosophy
dc.degree.discipline Philosophy
dc.degree.grantor Texas Tech University
dc.degree.level Masters
dc.degree.name Master of Art
dc.rights.availability Unrestricted .
dc.creator Sharp , Curtis Thorburn
dc.date.accessioned 2014 -06 -06T20 :22 :28Z
dc.date.available 2012 -06 -01T16 :33 :58Z
dc.date.available 2014 -06 -06T20 :22 :28Z
dc.date.issued 2008 -08
dc.identifier.uri http : / /hdl .handle .net /2346 /8555
dc.description.abstract In this paper , I examine Immanuel Kant’s response to David Hume’s problem of induction . I pay particular attention to Kant’s main writings on causation : the Second Analogy in The Critique of Pure Reason and the Introduction to The Critique of Judgment . I agree with Paul Guyer that Kant does not provide a solution to the problem in the Critique of Reason . I disagree with Guyer , however , that Kant also does not provide a solution in the Critique of Judgment : whereas Guyer concludes that Kant tells us that we merely assume – and cannot prove - that induction is justified , I conclude that Kant argues for an externalist justification of induction .
dc.format.mimetype application /pdf
dc.language.iso eng
dc.subject Causation
dc.subject Guyer
dc.subject Problem of Induction
dc.subject Hume
dc.subject Kant
dc.title Kant's response to the problem of induction
dc.type Thesis

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Kant's response to the problem of induction. Master's thesis, Texas Tech University. Available electronically from http : / /hdl .handle .net /2346 /8555 .

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