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Sir Karl Raimund Popper (1902 – 1994) was an Austrian philosopher. He is noted for critical rationalism and promoting empirical falsification in science.

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From my own limited knowledge of philosophy of science I believe this to be a reason to prefer ideas which have some type of experimental backing over ideas which have none. Experiment A offers dat …
answered May 1 '13 by ntett
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Karl Popper, in my version of the book as a footnote in that same section, explains: an isolated existential statement is never falsifiable; but if taken in context with other statements, an … elucidate Going to your first point, an isolated statement cannot be falsified; however, Popper proclaims: Whenever it is found that something exists here or there, a strictly existential …
answered May 6 '13 by ntett