Two problems of induction

John O'Neill, John O'neill

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In this paper I distinguish two problems of induction: a problem of the uniformity of nature and a problem of the variety of nature. I argue that the traditional problem of induction that Popper poses-the problem of uniformity-is not that which is relevant to science. The problem relevant to science is that of the variety of nature. © 1989 Oxford University Press.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)121-125
Number of pages4
JournalBritish Journal for the Philosophy of Science
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Mar 1989


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