The world exhibits underlying order and continuity. Our knowledge of this seems partially a priori and partially the product of discovery by trial and error. For instance there is evidence to suggest that infants expect objects to fall down and know in advance that objects increasing in size are getting closer.
PRIMACY OF INDUCTION?
Predictability is the assumption underlying inductive reasoning, whereby we generalize from a set of particular instances. Induction is inextricable from how we encounter a more or less uniform world. We can say that inductive reasoning is psychological rather than strictly logical. Why?
Andrew Brown (1996) Profile. Acrylic and charcoal on canvas.