Examples of Quiz questions:
Give an example of an analytic statement.
Explain Analytics synthetic distinction in your own words
What are some weaknesses of Carnaps logical empiricism?
What is induction?
When u use an induction cooker
What is inductive log
Sentences that do not satisfy logical rules that must apply.
Really theoretical sentences does not require an object that we must really observe. These sentences
can be broken down further to more and more sentences. And at the end, these sentences must
Picture of space time is curved and bent. (Manifest vs scientific image)
Economics (saving/spending money vs economics working behind the background)
How is scientific knowledge developed.
Mathematics and logic play an important role in shaping our knowle
Why is astrology not a genuine science?
Suggestion: In genuine sciences it is possible to conduct controlled experiments.
Example of a controlled experiment? Do all genuine sciences satisfy this requirement?
Medicine placebo / drug.
Evolution (Observed, c
How does Kuhns account compare to logical empiricists? Poppers?
Obs that conflict with theory
o Popper: Revise Immediately?
o Kuhn: You can live with it for a while, do not need to throw out the paradigm
immediately. There are some assumptions that are ac
Falsification a hypothesis is scientific if and only if it can be refuted by some possible obs
Inductive logic is flawed. We can never be truly sure. It has just not yet been proven false.
Never increase confidence in the theory, always try to falsify it
Untenability of the analytic-synthetic distinction
Quine - Give up on analytic statements. Only our observations will bear truth or falsehood.
The whole body of knowledge must be compatible with our observations
Quantum logic Different from normal percept
those that survive are the fittest (what are criteria) Not much different from Tautology (Not
falsifiable) Those that survive are those that survive (+ reproduction smth that u can make
1. Biology is genuine science b