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No rules Here is a systematic survey of the many accounts of induction and confirmation in the literature with a special concern for the basic principles that ground inductive inference. I believe it is possible to see that all extant accounts depend on one or more of three basic principles. "A Little Survey of Induction," in P. Achinstein, ed., Scientific Evidence: Philosophical Theories and Applications. Johns Hopkins University Press, 1905. pp. 9-34. Download.
This is a more detailed survey of one of the three families of theories of inductive inference described in the "little survey" above. It has many illustrations. "A Survey of Inductive Generaliztion" Dowload.