25 Questions to Consider

  1. Someone might try to solve the problem of induction in the following way: “Over time, we have found that inferring a generalization from a number of particular observations has worked, so we should be able to trust doing the same thing now and in the future.” Why doesn’t this solve the problem of induction?
  1. I often hear people claim that science can never know “capital-T Truth.” What on earth does this mean, and why would someone think it is true (or “True”)?
  1. “We have excellent historical evidence for believing that the claims of science are not based on objective evidence, but are instead just based on the prejudices of the time and place from which they come.” Comment on this assertion—in particular, consider whether it is somehow self-contradictory (how?).


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