PHL 215-01

belief ≠ knowledge

Hume: first attack on induction

  • no good reason to assume FRP
  • the sun will rise tmw: Why?
    • the sun has always risen
    • FRP: Future Resembles Past
      • in the past, FRP
      • FRP

Circular!

New problem of Induction (Nelson Goodman)

  • 1, 3, 5, 7, ___?
    • find pattern
    • project pattern
    • fill in next in pattern sequence
  • “What’s a pattern?”

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