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The problem of induction

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Can the problem of induction save Anthony’s dismal dating life?

Is your dating life a nightmare? David Hume’s problem of induction can help. Sam Dresser shows that an esoteric philosophical puzzle from the 18th century is all you need to keep on keepin’ on.

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