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Induction from a single instance: incomplete frames

(2013) FOUNDATIONS OF SCIENCE. 18(4). p.641-653
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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.
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CATEGORIES, Induction, Single instance induction, Dynamic frames, Concepts

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Urbaniak, Rafal, and Frederik Van De Putte. 2013. “Induction from a Single Instance: Incomplete Frames.” Foundations of Science 18 (4): 641–653.
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Urbaniak, R., & Van De Putte, F. (2013). Induction from a single instance: incomplete frames. FOUNDATIONS OF SCIENCE, 18(4), 641–653.
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Urbaniak R, Van De Putte F. Induction from a single instance: incomplete frames. FOUNDATIONS OF SCIENCE. 2013;18(4):641–53.
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Urbaniak, Rafal, and Frederik Van De Putte. “Induction from a Single Instance: Incomplete Frames.” FOUNDATIONS OF SCIENCE 18.4 (2013): 641–653. Print.
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  author       = {Urbaniak, Rafal and Van De Putte, Frederik},
  issn         = {1233-1821},
  journal      = {FOUNDATIONS OF SCIENCE},
  keywords     = {CATEGORIES,Induction,Single instance induction,Dynamic frames,Concepts},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {4},
  pages        = {641--653},
  title        = {Induction from a single instance: incomplete frames},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10699-012-9295-6},
  volume       = {18},
  year         = {2013},
}

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