atomic uniformity, principle of

Principle used by the English economist John Maynard Keynes (1883-1946) in trying to justify induction.

It said that, if induction is to work, a complex change must be resolvable into a set of component changes each of which is separately attributable to some distinct feature of the preceding state of affairs.


J M Keynes, A Treatise on Probability (1921), 249

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