Falsificationism and the Pragmatic Problem of Induction

Organon F: Medzinárodný Časopis Pre Analytickú Filozofiu 27 (4):494-503 (2020)
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I explain how Karl Popper resolved the problem of induction but not the pragmatic problem of induction. I show that Popper’s solution to the pragmatic problem of induction is inconsistent with his solution to the problem of induction. I explain how Popper’s falsificationist epistemology can solve the pragmatic problem of induction in the same negative way that it solves the problem of induction.



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