Paradoxes and Their Resolutions

A Thematic Compilation by Avi Sion

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10. Hempel's paradox of confirmation


1.    Traditional analysis

Carl Gustav Hempel[1] in the 1940s exposed an alleged “paradox of confirmation”, which suggested that a fully consistent formal inductive logic is impossible. This is commonly called “the raven paradox”, and may be described as follows:

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