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arguments, “demonstrative” and “probable”, but neither will serve. A demonstrative argument produces the wrong kind of conclusion, and a probable argument would be circular. Thus, the problem remains of how to explain why we form any conclusions that go beyond the past instances of which we have had experience. 2. Explain which problem is the most significant The most significant problem would be that induction leaves too much leeway of facts for there to be a secure premise. For example, if there is a jar filled with red candy, and after taking a few, we realize they taste like licorice, then we can infer that all of the candies take like licorice. The argument is logically fallacious; the reasoning here is pretty good – while not guaranteed to be true, the conclusion still seems supported by the evidence, and so seems at least likely to be true. Keyword is likely , therefore it is not guaranteed.
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3. Explain which problem is the least significant When it comes to induction is being able to actually induce things from every day observance. Humans generally have a very inductive way of thinking. 4. Examine if it is possible to mitigate these problems I think it is possible to mitigate these problems as long as we approach everything with a high level of skepticism to the apparent obvious. If we always question are reasoning, or what we see in front of us, it allows a much deeper level of thinking before we make any conclusions. Resource:
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Henderson, Leah, "The Problem of Induction", The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy (Summer 2018 Edition), Edward N. Zalta (ed.), URL = < ;.
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