About Nelson Goodman’s understanding of the problem of induction: the so-called New Riddle of Induction.
• Explain why someone might think that justifying the Principle of Uniformity of Nature would solve the problem of induction. (Doing so will require explain what the PUN is.)
• Explain Goodman’s argument that justifying the Principle of Uniformity of Nature is insufficient to justify induction. Be sure to define any special terms such as “grue” that you introduce. If justifying the PUN is not sufficient to justify induction, what must be done to justify induction (according to Goodman)?
• Make the strongest case you can for the claim that it is difficult to do what Goodman thinks must be done to justify induction. Be sure to define any special terms such as “bleen” that you introduce.
Goodman's New Riddle of Induction is how we can distinguish between “which regularities are appropriately habituating and which are not”. the canons are valid if and only if they accurately codify accepted inductive practice”. But one can ask what the valid canons of induction are. a doctrine or principle of the invariability or regularity of nature specifically: one that holds identical antecedent states or causes to be uniformly followed by identical effects. — called also principle of the uniformity of nature.