The Problem of Induction

It is time, therefore, to abandon the superstition that natural science cannot be regarded as logically respectable until philosophers have solved the problem of induction. The problem of induction is, roughly speaking, the problem of finding a way to prove that certain empirical generalizations which are derived from past experience will hold good also in the future.


Is not a problem if we accept empirical generalizations from past experiences as continuing to prove true in the future.

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 Language, Truth and Logic
Books, Brochures, and Chapters>Book:  Ayer , Alfred J. and Ayer , Sir Alfred Jules (1952-06-01), Language, Truth and Logic, Dover Publications, Retrieved on 2011-09-14
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