The solution offered at the beginning is basically: "Don't try to let your reasoning be based on underlying foundations in the first place."

What that seems to amount to is "conduct all your reasoning inside a black box". That makes soem problems, such as the problem of being able to veify your reasoning

What that seems to amount to is "conduct all your reasoning inside a black box".

Not it's not a black box. It's just not the usually used box and Science and Sanity describes how the box works. And that's sufficiently complex that it's not easy to break down on one page.

Open thread, Jul. 25 - Jul. 31, 2016

by MrMind 1 min read25th Jul 2016133 comments

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