A small thing about enumerative induction #2

A followup to yesterday (?)’s post. I had an idea about how to be able to recognize the normal inference, but avoiding recognizing the other one if one so wants to. I don’t particularly feel like this is the right way to go, but supposing someone wants to do it. The idea is based on…

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A small thing about enumerative induction

A thing occurred to me while i was reviewing the idea of enumerative induction becus i mentioned it to a friend of mine. The thing is that such inductions are often presented in the a way like this: A particular thing of the type F is also of the type G Here is another one…

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John Graham-Cunning on Charlges Babbage’s machines, and other things

  He is a pretty cool guy himself: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Graham-Cumming   http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_Babbage “In 1838, Babbage invented the pilot (also called a cow-catcher), the metal frame attached to the front of locomotives that clears the tracks of obstacles.[37] He also constructed a dynamometer car and performed several studies on Isambard Kingdom Brunel‘s Great Western Railway in about…

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Swartz and Bradley on Janus-faced sentences

Exerpt from Possible Worlds. It is a pees of very useful information. ——— Janus-faced sentences The method of possible-worlds testing is not only an invaluable aid towards resolving ambiguity; it is also an effective weapon against a particular form of-linguistic sophistry. Thinkers often deceive themselves and others into supposing that they have discovered a profound…

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Three logicians walk into a bar: a formal explanation

http://spikedmath.com/445.html —– Let E refer to the propositions expressed by the sentence: “Everyone wants beer” “everyone” refers to the three people on the right. Let’s call them “a”, “b”, “c” from left to right. Let “Wx” =df “x wants beer”. We could try to show this but let’s just take it intuitively that the following…

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