Grazer Philosophische Studien

Volume 49, 1994/95

Investigating Hintikka

Ulrike Leopold-Wildburger
Pages 175-188

Induction as a Connection between Philosophy, Psychology and Economics
A Plea for Experimental Research

It is the aim of this paper to find a systematic approach to the study of induction by integrating the ideas of several disciplines to have a successful instrument for analyzing processes of inference, learning and discovery. On the way to generalities which enable sensible forecasts the social and economic sciences use empirical work and nowadays we are encouraged to use more and more experimental access to investigate analogous situations. Induction is used as a fundamental concept and experimental work has brought some lights behind learning and inference.