Essays Tagged: "Karl Popper"

Discuss the advantages and disadvantages of a scientific approach to the study of society.

o far as individuals actively repeat particular forms of conduct from one time and place to another.Karl Popper argues that scientists should start with a hypothesis, or a statement that is to be test ...

(6 pages) 173 0 4.3 Oct/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays

Experiment method,its advantages and disadvantages

environment. The advocates of positivism support the use of experiment due to its many advantages. Karl Popper for example, believed that the experimental method is extremely useful because it allows ...

(5 pages) 26092 0 3.7 Jan/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays

Does falsification provide an answer to the problems of induction?

theories of the alternating scientific procedures expressed by the empiricist philosophers Hume and Popper.Additionally, I have added the thoughts of Kuhn, a historian of science and of Feyerabend, an ... ientific knowledge. His arguments against the use of various methods were answered and developed by Popper, which were then superseded by Kuhn and the Austrian born Feyerabend.Hume recognized the weak ...

(7 pages) 157 0 3.0 Mar/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Classical Philosophy

Notes on Hume & Poppers different philosophies.

, chances are that this form of stability will remain for some time to come.InductionHere, Hume and Popper generally are in agreement with each other.POPPER NOTESThe Methods of Science: Theories and I ... y are in agreement with each other.POPPER NOTESThe Methods of Science: Theories and Interferences1. Poppers? Falsification Theory (account of scientific reasoning)-Scientists formulate ?highly falsifi ...

(3 pages) 69 0 0.0 Mar/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Comparative Philosophy & Ethics

Has Popper Provided a Satisfactory Answer to the Problems Identified By Hume?

Has Popper Provided a Satisfactory Answer to the Problems Identified by Hume?IntroductionIn this essay, ... nswer the above question, talking about Hume's views on induction and empiricism and whether or not Popper answered Hume's problems. I will start buy talking about both philosophers, then comparing th ...

(2 pages) 88 0 4.5 Mar/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy

The similarities and differences between the sciences and the arts as intellectual discipline

alse through further research. However, this strong criticism of science can be taken even further. Karl Popper put forward the theory that scientific 'facts' of the present day are simply probabiliti ...

(9 pages) 97 0 4.7 Apr/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy

Psychological Egoism

re not analytic.)The situation is paralleled by pseudo-sciences such as Freudian psychoanalysis. As Karl Popper has argued, any theory can be maintained so long as it is drained of empirical content. ...

(2 pages) 84 3 3.8 Jul/2005

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology

Karl Popper and Falsification.

Karl Popper came of age in the aftermath of the World War I. He left school at sixteen and soon foun ... empirical relevance and clear procedures are bedrock assumptions built into any scientific approach.Karl Popper argues that scientists should start with a hypothesis, or a statement that is to be test ... ve put forward the perfect solution, but it's the most probable we've got so far.References:Popper, Karl R. Science as Falsification. Originally published in Conjectures and Refutations (1963).Norris ...

(7 pages) 94 0 5.0 Nov/2005

Subjects: Science Essays

"The term 'open society' has come into use in recent times. Are public libraries essential components of open societies? Why, or why not?"

cept of an 'open society' was first originated by philosopher Henri Bergson and then popularized by Karl Popper. Born in Austria to parents of Jewish origins, Popper's childhood watching the rise of N ... dom and Censorship Q & A http://www.ala.org/ala/oif/basics/intellectual.htmThornton, Stephen . "Karl Popper" Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy http://plato.stanford.edu/entries/popper/Democracy ...

(7 pages) 55 0 5.0 Dec/2005

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Library & Information Science

Writing: Art Vs. Science

(3 pages) 12 0 0.0 Jan/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

The problems with theory elimination

ger maintain explanatory power in light of new data or availability of alternative theories.Popper, Karl. The Logic of Scientific Discovery. New York: Routledge, 2002.Feyerabend, Paul. Against Method. ...

(5 pages) 36 0 3.0 Nov/2007

Subjects: Science Essays

What Is Science; Is Medicine A Science?

this kind of thing. This creates a large difference in Bacon?s mind between artists and scientists.Karl popper disagreed radically with Baconian inductivism, and clearly stated: ?Induction i.e. infer ... theses new conjectures will allow for science to progress.In his paper conjectures and refutations, Karl Popper postulates what he believes scientific methodology should ideally be. As he believed tha ...

(13 pages) 17 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy

What Is Science; Is Medicine A Science?

this kind of thing. This creates a large difference in Bacon's mind between artists and scientists.Karl popper disagreed radically with Baconian inductivism, and clearly stated: 'Induction i.e. infer ... theses new conjectures will allow for science to progress.In his paper conjectures and refutations, Karl Popper postulates what he believes scientific methodology should ideally be. As he believed tha ...

(13 pages) 39 0 4.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy

What is Causation?

n sense perceptions and are therefore subject to error, so inferences made from them are inaccurate.Karl Popper created an alternative to induction, which was called refutationism. Popper agreed that ...

(6 pages) 58 0 0.0 Nov/2008

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy

Explain what is meant by verification and falsification, in the context of religious language? Evaluate their criticisms of religious language.

on the way in which people look at the world and live their lives. Further criticisms were added by Karl Popper who argued that it was not only the fact that a statement was verifiable which gave it m ...

(7 pages) 20 0 0.0 Nov/2009

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy

Linguistic Contributions to the Study of Mind

ption that human language evolved from more primitive systems is developed in an interesting way by Karl Popper in his recently published Arthur Compton Lecture, "Clouds and Clocks." A more explicit d ...

(14 pages) 20 1 0.0 Mar/2010

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Linguistics

Hemtentamen Vetenskapsfilosofi

a som att försöka falsifiera den, dvs. att försöka bevisa att den är falsk.Karl Popper var den man som upprättade detta falsifieringkriteriet. Han kom att bli en av de me ...

(5 pages) 33 0 0.0 Apr/2010

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy

Falsifiabiliyt Paper

ositivism support the use of experiment due to its many advantages. One supporter of positivism was Karl Popper, Popper understood the method of experimenting to be beneficial because it permitted the ...

(2 pages) 11 0 0.0 Aug/2010

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology > Sensation & Perception

How does Aristotle’s view of politics differ from that of Plato’s? Do you consider that they are wholly opposed?

een since criticized that his one ruler was used as a major model for totalitarianism especially by Karl Popper.Aristotle's idea of politics or a 'polity' as he calls it; is an amalgamation of multipl ...

(7 pages) 12 0 0.0 May/2012

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Classical Philosophy

Is creationism scientific?

and there has been immense amounts of evidence found to prove this theory, and make it scientific. Karl Popper would strongly challenge Creationism being stated as a science, as it goes against every ... nce should be. The method creationists use is not to test their theory by falsifying it( the method Karl Popper believed in) , but to try and protect their theory from being falsified. They constantly ...

(4 pages) 0 0 0.0 May/2014

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Alternative