Modus Tokus- a New Focus or Bogus?
To first understand Modus Tokus, we need to understand the Principle of Induction. The
Principle of Induction uses past evidence of an event A occurring with an event B to suggest that
March 14th, 2014
Refutation and Confirmation: Reliable or Crap?
To first analyze the merits of Matildas project, the Hypothetico-Deductive (H-D) model
must be understood. The H-D model presents a framework
Philosophy of Science
A Scientific Realist, an Instrumentalist, and a Constructive Empiricist Walk Into a Bar
First, we assume that what Connor says about the faerie theory is true. Rachel, a scientific
realist, takes objection
PHIL1590 Philosophy of Science
Simplicity in Science: Does it Work? Why Does it Happen?
Is natural science inherently simple? Philosopher Willard Van Orman Quine attempted to
answer the question in his 1960 e
at 0n Simple Theories
of a Complex World
It is not to be wondered that theory makers seek simplicity.
When two theories are equally defensible on other counts,
certainly the simpler of the two is to be preferred on the score of
both beauty and conve
IN almost all our previous discussions we have been ‘
concerned in the attempt to get clear as to our data
in the way of knowledge of existence. What things
are there in the universe whose existence is known to.
us owing to our bei
Philosophy of Science (PHIL 1590)
The course will focus on some very general, very basic questions about scientific reasoning and scientific
knowledge. We'll begin by asking whether evidence can give us any justification at a