Karl Popper

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  • The Political Philosophy of Karl Raimund Popper

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    Karl Raimund popper (1902 to 1994) was an influential philosopher of science, who philosophized about society, in much the same way he philosophized about science-in a critical spirit. His personal experience, as an Austrian Jew in the days of the Nazi Anschluss (meaning "link up" or "annexation" in the German language), provided him a wealth of firsthand experience and insights into the nature of totalitarian governments. At a point in popper's life he was an enthusiast of Marxist socialism,

  • Comparison Of Immanuel Kant And Karl Popper

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    two philosophers that were discussed during the course and relating them to the choice of object. The two philosophers that I have chosen for this assignments are, Immanuel Kant and Karl Popper. For Immanuel Kant’s theory/concepts I have chosen are “Enlightenment” and “Public and Private Use of Reason” and for Popper, I have chosen the “3 stage model” and ‘’Falsifiability” concepts. The object that I have chosen is a popular television show called ‘’Law and Order: Special Victims Unit’’ (SVU) - in

  • Karl Popper And Imre Lakatos

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    Karl Popper and Imre Lakatos: Criteria of Demarcation In the effort to delineate between science and pseudoscience, a necessary set of factors by which to differentiate between the two, a set of “criteria of demarcation” becomes necessary. In the 20th century, several modern philosophers made attempts to outline criteria of demarcation, with differing results and reasoning, but several important similarities. Both Karl Popper and Imre Lakatos argued against the paradigm (no Kuhnian pun intended)

  • Karl Popper And The Scientific Method

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    Karl Popper is commonly regarded as one of the greatest philosophers of science in the 20th Century. He is well known for his rejection of the inductivist viewpoint of the scientific method, in which one uses observation to propose a law to generalize an observed pattern, and later confirm that law through more observation. Popper states that “induction cannot be logically justified” (Popper 14). Inductivism relies on the process of inductive reasoning which is a logical process in which multiple

  • Karl Popper 's Philosophy Of Science

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    addition to these general questions about science as a whole, philosophers of science consider problems that apply to particular sciences (such as biology or physics). In this essay, I will be introducing and discussing Karl popper’s philosophy of science and its criticisms. To begin, Karl popper’s philosophical view of science is often referred to falsificationism, something to be proven false. This is shown through this example: If Socrates is a god, then Socrates is immortal. Socrates is not immortal

  • Karl Popper and Thomas Kuhn 2

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    Popper and Kuhn: Two Views of Science In this essay I attempt to answer the following two questions: What is Karl Popper's view of science? Do I feel that Thomas Kuhn makes important points against it? The two articles that I make reference to are "Science: Conjectures and Refutations" by Karl Popper and "Logic of Discovery or Psychology of Research?" by Thomas Kuhn. Both articles appear in the textbook to this class. In the article, "Science: Conjectures and Refutations", Karl Popper attempts

  • Alfred Jules Ayer's "Language, Truth and Logic," the Major Thesis on Logical Positivism of its Time

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    that cognitively meaningless statements had no truth in value, and that itself made it a waste of time to debate them. Karl Popper did not like the requirement that meaningful sentences be verifiable, stating the positivists’ criterion of verifiability was too strong a criterion for science, and proposed that they be replaced by a criterion of falsifiability (Karl Popper). Popper believed that falsifiability was a better criterion because it did not invite the philosophical problems inherent in verifying

  • Comparison Of Kuhn And Popper 's Understanding Of Science

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    and accepting the bullet that is closest to our target. Kuhn and Popper looked at traditional science as a method based on assumptions and estimates rather than exact truths or data. They do differ however in some ways. Kuhn does not believe that falsifying theories is necessary to ascertain the truth like Popper does. He simply believes that society is rapidly changing and therefore the methods of science must change also. Popper does not necessarily concern himself with sociological opinions or

  • The Pros And Cons Of Human Reasoning

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    Human reasoning can be broken down into two parts, deductive reasoning and inductive reasoning, in this essay I will be focusing on the induction side of human reasoning and whether it is rational or not to use in science. The basic idea of induction is that you learn from past experiences and apply the information learned from that to your future decision making and knowledge. Swinburne defines an inductive argument is an argument or inference comes from one or more premises to draw a conclusion

  • Scientific Method and Sir Karl Popper

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    Sir Karl Popper, challenging the status quo, inspiring generations to ponder on the meaning of science, the methods to find truth, is one of the most influential philosophers of the 20th century. Of particular importance to scientific methods of inquiry is the brawl between the development of theory and the criteria for science. In Popper’s own words, it is in this brawl that Popper decided to “grapple with the problem: When should a theory be ranked as scientific? or Is there a criterion for the