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Problem of Induction

 
 
Reply Sat 7 May, 2016 06:34 pm
Why do many philosophers think that the best justification of induction is that, by relying on induction, we have nothing to lose but potentially much to win?
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Reply Sun 8 May, 2016 12:47 am
@serenity56,
One reason is that, because of philosophical disputes over the nature of 'reality', its bedfellow 'truth' is a grey area. Pragmatists, for example, argue that 'truth is what works' or 'truth is what is good to believe'. Once you deconstruct 'truth values' as used in traditional logic, and once you understand the transient and contextual nature of epistemological progress, then formal differences between logical forms become a secondary consideration.
Fil Albuquerque
 
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Reply Mon 9 May, 2016 05:51 am
@fresco,
When you say " once you understand" you appeal to logic... funny !
Also "truth" is not grey, experiencing is what it is, crystal clear...talking about it second hand is what is hard.
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Reply Mon 9 May, 2016 09:23 am
@Fil Albuquerque,
Spoken like a regular believer ! Smile
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Reply Tue 10 May, 2016 08:50 am
@fresco,
And just whom is not a regular believer ? Being alive is about believing in every second you experience. Denying that is no less then sheer absurdism. The very process of denial raises existence out of its supposed burrial ground. Your ALL philosophy mate, all of it is nonsense...
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Fil Albuquerque
 
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Reply Tue 10 May, 2016 08:55 am
In fact when we talk about the deep nature of consciesness we are indirectly talking about the aknowledgement of true experiencing. Truth no less at the root of counsciousness.
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