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I explain how Karl Popper resolved the problem of induction but not the pragmatic problem of induction. I show that Popper’s solution to the pragmatic problem of induction is inconsistent with his solution to the problem of induction. I explain how Popper’s falsificationist epistemology can solve the pragmatic problem of induction in the same negative way that it solves the problem of induction.
Keywords conjecture  falsification  induction  Karl Popper  pragmatic problem of induction  rational action  refutation  critical rationalism  justification  knowledge
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