Sir karl popper

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  • 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

  • Essay on Karl Popper's Falsifiability

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    Karl Popper's Falsifiability Sir Karl Popper's lecture was very thought provoking concerning "where to draw the line." Unlike most people, the validity of the theory was not his concern as much as how that validity is determined. This is an issue that really does not get the attention that it deserves. Popper's claims concerning, "When should a theory be ranked as scientific?" and "Is there a criterion for the scientific character or status of a theory?" seems to be put together in the following

  • 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

  • Is Open Source Software?

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    In fact, all the mottoes of free software development have their counterparts in the theory of democracy and open society; “with enough eyeballs, all bugs are shallow” is merely the most obvious example. Karl Popper would have cheered.57 The importance of open-source software is not that it introduces us to a wholly new idea; it is that it makes us see clearly a very old idea. With open source the technology was novel, the production process was transparent, and the result of that process was a “product”

  • 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

  • Psychological Egoism (Philosophy Paper)

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    Psychological Egoism (Philosophy Paper) Psychological egoism is the view that people are always selfish. When was the last time you did a good deed? Did you do it for its own sake, or for your own? The egoist says that all of us are necessarily self-regarding. I shall argue that this view is incorrect. First we should ask, what kind of claim is this? Is it an a priori claim, or a generalization from experience? If it were the latter, we could never conclusively prove it: we could never show

  • Scientific Research: What Is Scientific Research?

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    What is Scientific Research? Scientific research has been define in many ways based on different point of view of some researchers/ philosophers. However, the term research can be understand as a study to learn or gain new thing or information. According to Cambridge Dictionaries Online, scientific research is defined as a detailed study of a subject, especially in order to discover (new) information or reach a (new) understanding. Furthermore, Macmillan Publishers define scientific research as the

  • Karl 's Views On Social Science

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    Karl Popper became a popular philosopher in the twentieth century, known for his emphasis on empirical falsification while studying the social sciences. He rejected previously popular views from the prewar era, namely Historicism, which focuses on only historical evidence in the observation of political and social events. In his book, Popper Selections, Popper vehemently opposes ideas such as historicism, collectivism, utopian principles, and the Marxian ideology. Popper’s emphasis on empirical falsification

  • Karl Popper The Enemy Of Certainty Analysis

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    In the three-part informative bibliography “Karl Popper, the enemy of certainty,” published by The Guardian, scientist and philosopher Karl Popper’s perspective on science is identified and discussed. Author Liz Williams describes how Karl Popper was driven by a passion for learning and understanding the world around him, and eventually grew to reject the ideas of empiricism and positivism. Popper states that deductive reasoning, rather than inductive reasoning, should be used to evaluate a theory

  • 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,