Very close, but not quite. (Or, at least not quite my understanding. I haven’t dug too deep.)

A reply to Presuppositionalism

Rationalist presume Occam's razor because it proof itself Rationalist presume Induction razor because it proof itself *etc.

I wouldn’t say that we should presume anything because it proves itself. Emotionally, we may have a general impulse to accept things because of evidence, and so it is natural to accept induction using inductive reasoning. So, that’s likely why the vast majority of people actually accept some form of induction. ... (read more)

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by MrMind 1 min read25th Jul 2016133 comments


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