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The Profound Limitations of Knowledge

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Fred Leavitt

The Profound Limitations of Knowledge explores the limitations of knowledge and argues that neither reasoning nor direct or indirect observations can be trusted. We cannot even assign probabilities to claims of what we can know. Furthermore, for any set of data, there are an infinite number of possible interpretations. Evidence suggests that we live in a participatory universe—that is, our observations shape reality.
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List of Figures

1.    Introduction

2.    Beliefs

Decisions about Beliefs

Origins of Beliefs: I

Persistence of Beliefs

Other People Have Weird Beliefs

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