Einstein on induction


Was Einstein inductive or deductive?

The deductive theory coming from observable facts used as a basis to derive other facts. What was unique about Einstein was that he used thought experiments to support his deductive conclusions and then let others come and do the math to empirically prove his theories.

What is induction in theory?

The first question is answered as follows: Induction is defined. in a general way as a process of inferring from the particular to. the universal. That is, whenever we derive a general statement. from a particular statement or facts, we have induction.

Does induction start with a theory?

The inductive approach begins with a set of empirical observations, seeking patterns in those observations, and then theorizing about those patterns. The deductive approach begins with a theory, developing hypotheses from that theory, and then collecting and analyzing data to test those hypotheses.

Was Einstein a rationalist or empiricist?

His student Holton rebelled gently and debated this assertion indirectly, in a series of papers, offering his deliberations on Einstein’s philosophy of science as well as asserting that there was a transformation between an early Einstein and a later Einstein: the early Einstein was an empiricist and a positivist

What is the law of general relativity?

Einstein’s 1915 general theory of relativity holds that what we perceive as the force of gravity arises from the curvature of space and time. The scientist proposed that objects such as the sun and the Earth change this geometry.

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Was Einstein a Platonist?

Albert Einstein, a mathematical non-Platonist, was one scientist who marveled at the power of mathematics.