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Unformatted text preview: what constitutes the proof of a theory? The principle of causality is excluded from the sphere of science by Popper. He puts in its place an exhortation that we continue to search for a logical and casual scheme for the universe. He allows it to be said of a scientific theory only that it has not been proven false – yet. There is no ultimate truth that we can obtain, only theories that are less likely to be false. Popper’s style is quite smooth and readable. The book includes a letter to Popper from Albert Einstein which is reproduced in Einstein’s own handwriting. One should read this book if only to formulate clearly his objection to it....
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This note was uploaded on 11/20/2010 for the course ECON 530 taught by Professor Giertz during the Spring '10 term at University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign.
- Spring '10