Foundations of science

TitleInduction from a single instance: Incomplete frames
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2013
AuthorsUrbaniak, R, Van De Putte, F
JournalFoundations of science
Volume18
Number4
Pagination641–653
ISSN1233-1821
Abstract

In this paper we argue that an existing theory of concepts called dynamic frame theory, although not developed with that purpose in mind, allows for the precise formulation of a number of problems associated with induction from a single instance. A key role is played by the distinction we introduce between complete and incomplete dynamic frames, for incomplete frames seem to be very elegant candidates for the format of the background knowledge used in induction from a single instance. Furthermore, we show how dynamic frame theory provides the terminology to discuss the justification and the fallibility of incomplete frames. In the Appendix, we give a formal account of incomplete frames and the way these lead to induction from a single instance.

DOI10.1007/s10699-012-9295-6
Citation Key4443727
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