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Couldn't get back to bed, so I'm up reading through some books and papers.

I'm a bit stumped after reading an short overview of Hume's "problem of induction" and Popper's response to it (Popper responds by being all-in on deductive reasoning). But from how I'm understanding Hume, we should be skeptical of deductive reasoning insofar as our acceptance of it as an effective tool(?) is based solely in our past experience.

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@bthall you can have another point of view with Nelson Goodman paradox 🙂

I hadn't heard of this before! Thanks for sharing it with me!

@bthall you are welcome! Hope it will be useful to your future. Nelson Goodman philosophy is one of my favourite.

I think a huge part of the problem with deduction is that it is necessarily circular, so you have to have an unfounded axiomatic beleif that deduction can produce novel/useful results, but by definition it cannot since the premises must inevitably lead to the conculsion...

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