7Popper - p theory This is the fallacy of affirming the...

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Karl Popper The interesting and useful distinction is not between meaningful and nonmeaningful propositions but between scientific and nonscientific propositions. What makes a proposition scientific is not that it is verifiable but rather that it is falsifiable (in principle). Verificationism relies on inductive “logic” (which is no logic at all): p q theory observation st. q obs. st. ___________ ________________________
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Unformatted text preview: p theory This is the fallacy of affirming the consequent. Karl Popper (cont.) Falsificationism relies on deductive logic: theory obs. st. ~ obs. st. ___________________ ~ theory modus tollens The aim of a good theory is not to be empirically safe, but to be general (in the sense of predicting a large and diverse set of possible data outcomes). Conjectures and refutations...
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