Inductive guesswork

Popper used to call a guess ‘a guess’. But inductivists prefer to call a guess ‘the conclusion of an inductive argument’. This, no doubt, adds an air of authority to it. But the fact that the ‘conclusion’ of an inductive argument may be false even if all of its premises are true means that it is a guess, regardless of what we may or may not like to call it. [9]

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