Abstract for “Induction, Reason, and the Humean Objection to Kant” – Kevin Busch

In this paper I argue that while Kant does not address the problem of induction often attributed to Hume, he does, by way of a “transcendental deduction” of an a priori principle of reflecting empirical judgment, address a distinct problem Hume raises indirectly. I then draw on Hume’s positive account of inductive inference to argue that in so far as such inference can be rationally justified, there is reason to doubt that it would be so in virtue of any a priori feature.