Re: PHIL: Justificationalism (Was: Dynamic Optimism as a tool inlogical reas...

From: Technotranscendence (
Date: Sun Jan 16 2000 - 21:20:57 MST

On Sunday, January 16, 2000 9:57 AM wrote:
> That is how Popper solved Hume's "problem of induction." The main reason
> (non-authoritrarian reason) is that _Deduction_ is used in place of
> _Induction_. That is "Why." No one else has been able to do that as far
> I know. The anthology editied Radnitzky and Bartley is the best place I
> to read about this. This anthology has an many con- as pro- articles and
> seems well balanced.

That is a very one sided -- though still I recommend it -- anthology on this
issue. A whole bunch of guys who take Hume's view on induction and then
"solve" the problem -- which is based on Hume's assumptions, not a real
problem with induction.

See, e.g., H. W. B. Joseph's explanation of induction in his _Introduction
to Logic_ for a better solution to the problem.

Daniel Ust

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