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Department
Philosophy
Course
PHLA10H3
Professor
William Seager
Semester
Fall

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PHILOSOPHY -PROBLEM OF INDUCTION- part 2 Nov. 13/12  If x happened in past then won't happen in future  Stuck can't justify induction  We can divide all our beliefs in three levels o (1) Indubitable beliefs o (2) Present and past observations (not indubitable) o (3) Predictions and generalizations  How to get higher level? Descartes thought he could do it - by bringing existence of GOD  If can't get from level n to level n+1 then.... belief that not brain in a vat function very well, maybe that's the most we can get out of analysis of knowledge  Doesn't matter, what matters is that right now, know not brain in a vat  Clifford- "Always wrong to believe without evidence"  Be sensitive to
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