Annotation:Annotationen:Knowledge as Environmental Fit/Yabi7ix5fk

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Annotation of Annotationen:Knowledge_as_Environmental_Fit
Annotation Comment It is the same trick that the statistician performs quite openly: when something has recurred a sufficient number of times, it is considered “significant”—which is to say, it is considered probable enough to be taken as a “fact.” The good statistician, of course, does not forget that it was he or she who decided the level of recurrence beyond which things were to be considered “significant.” Like the good modern physicist, he does not argue that, just because the sun has risen every morning for as long as we can remember or have records, we have the right to assume that it must continue to do so in the future. With David Hume, they know that there is no conceivable logical reason why the future should resemble the past. But, for practical reasons, we tend to assume that it will. If we did not make that assumption, we could not draw any inferences at all from past experience, and our attempts at predicting and controlling future experience could not even get started.
Last Modification Date 2019-09-20T12:26:28.005Z
Last Modification User User:Sarah Oberbichler
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