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LoganC
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Just joined, who's up for Epistemology

Post by LoganC » Sat Jan 05, 2019 6:57 pm

Hi Everyone,

I just joined the forum. My name's Logan, and I'm a PhD candidate in evolutionary theory. Is anyone familiar with Fallibilism, the philosophy that states that all knowledge is conjectural?

It was basically founded by Karl Popper and later expounded upon by David Deutsch.

So inductivism and empiricism are wrong!

Thoughts?

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Post by bahman » Sun Jan 06, 2019 8:48 pm

LoganC wrote:
Sat Jan 05, 2019 6:57 pm
Hi Everyone,

I just joined the forum. My name's Logan, and I'm a PhD candidate in evolutionary theory. Is anyone familiar with Fallibilism, the philosophy that states that all knowledge is conjectural?
I don't think if Fallibilism is right unless God is evil.
LoganC wrote:
Sat Jan 05, 2019 6:57 pm
It was basically founded by Karl Popper and later expounded upon by David Deutsch.

So inductivism and empiricism are wrong!
I don't think so.
LoganC wrote:
Sat Jan 05, 2019 6:57 pm
Thoughts?
Welcome to the forum.

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Post by Logik » Sun Jan 06, 2019 11:23 pm

The consequences and conclusions of Fallibilism are not new. The problem of criterion and justification remain unsolved.
That you have evidence and that you can justify your beliefs is not doubted - what is doubted is the sufficiency of the justification.
How does one justify that the justification is sufficient?

The consequences were pointed out by Hans Albert in 1968 (colloquially known as the Münchhausen trilemma), but the idea is by no means original. It goes at least as far back as the Pyrrhoneans.

Empiricism and and inductivism are not "wrong" as such. They are just pragmatic workarounds to the inadequacies of other epistemic theories.
The limits of empiricism/inductivism are understood and the risk can be managed.

It is all we've got and they work as well as they do given the circumstances we find ourselves in.It is better than nothing.

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Post by LoganC » Mon Jan 07, 2019 3:34 pm

They have been solved by Popper and Deutsch. All knowledge is conjectural. Justification is not required. We guess at solutions to problems, and then criticize those guesses.

Including the above assertions :).

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Post by LoganC » Mon Jan 07, 2019 3:35 pm

bahman wrote:
Sun Jan 06, 2019 8:48 pm
LoganC wrote:
Sat Jan 05, 2019 6:57 pm
Hi Everyone,

I just joined the forum. My name's Logan, and I'm a PhD candidate in evolutionary theory. Is anyone familiar with Fallibilism, the philosophy that states that all knowledge is conjectural?
I don't think if Fallibilism is right unless God is evil.
LoganC wrote:
Sat Jan 05, 2019 6:57 pm
It was basically founded by Karl Popper and later expounded upon by David Deutsch.

So inductivism and empiricism are wrong!
I don't think so.
LoganC wrote:
Sat Jan 05, 2019 6:57 pm
Thoughts?
Welcome to the forum.
What does fallibilism have to do with God?

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bahman
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Post by bahman » Mon Jan 07, 2019 3:43 pm

LoganC wrote:
Mon Jan 07, 2019 3:35 pm
bahman wrote:
Sun Jan 06, 2019 8:48 pm
LoganC wrote:
Sat Jan 05, 2019 6:57 pm
Hi Everyone,

I just joined the forum. My name's Logan, and I'm a PhD candidate in evolutionary theory. Is anyone familiar with Fallibilism, the philosophy that states that all knowledge is conjectural?
I don't think if Fallibilism is right unless God is evil.
LoganC wrote:
Sat Jan 05, 2019 6:57 pm
It was basically founded by Karl Popper and later expounded upon by David Deutsch.

So inductivism and empiricism are wrong!
I don't think so.
LoganC wrote:
Sat Jan 05, 2019 6:57 pm
Thoughts?
Welcome to the forum.
What does fallibilism have to do with God?
Evil God. The universe could be the creation of an evil God.

LoganC
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Re: Just joined, who's up for Epistemology

Post by LoganC » Mon Jan 07, 2019 11:57 pm

I still don't see the connection to Fallibilism.

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Post by Eodnhoj7 » Tue Jan 08, 2019 8:12 pm

LoganC wrote:
Mon Jan 07, 2019 11:57 pm
I still don't see the connection to Fallibilism.
Well you are a Phd Candidate...make the connection.

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Re: Just joined, who's up for Epistemology

Post by A_Seagull » Sat Jan 12, 2019 5:06 pm

LoganC wrote:
Sat Jan 05, 2019 6:57 pm
Hi Everyone,

I just joined the forum. My name's Logan, and I'm a PhD candidate in evolutionary theory. Is anyone familiar with Fallibilism, the philosophy that states that all knowledge is conjectural?

It was basically founded by Karl Popper and later expounded upon by David Deutsch.

So inductivism and empiricism are wrong!

Thoughts?
Try reading 'The Pattern Paradigm' by Bruce Robertson.

LoganC
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Re: Just joined, who's up for Epistemology

Post by LoganC » Sat Jan 12, 2019 5:46 pm

Will do, thanks for the reference!

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