Bootstrapping and The Münchhausen Trilemma

20 December, 2015 at 17:17 | Posted in Economics, Varia | 1 Comment

Muenchhausen_Herrfurth_7_500x789The Münchhausen Trilemma is a term used in epistemology to stress the impossibility to prove any truth even in the fields of logic and mathematics. The name Münchhausen Trilemma was coined by the German philosopher Hans Albert in 1968 in reference to a Trilemma of “dogmatism vs. infinite regress vs. psychologism” used by Karl Popper; it is a reference to the problem of “bootstrapping”, after the story of Baron Münchhausen, pulling himself and the horse on which he was sitting out of a mire by his own hair.   (Wikipedia)

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  1. When you are in a trap
    you got to do the bootstrap
    and that is to hank your hair
    like you just don’t care
    all the while screaming: life is crap!!!! (hehe)


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