Probabilistic Induction and Hume's Problem: Reply to Lange
Marc Lange has criticized my assertion that relative to a Bayesian conception of inductive reasoning, Hume's argument for inductive scepticism cannot be run. I reply that the way in which Lange suggests one should run the Humean argument in a Bayesian framework ignores the fact that in Bayesian models of learning from experience, the domain of an agent's probability measure is exogenously determined. I also show that Lange is incorrect to equate probability distributions which ‘support inductive inferences’ with probability distributions which assign probability to contingent propositions/events.
Document Type: Research Article
Affiliations: University of York and Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico
Publication date: July 1, 2003