Definitions

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  • adjective Of or relating to the philosophy of philosopher Karl R. Popper.

Etymologies

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Popper +‎ -ian

Examples

  • Confirmatory research is also what we might call Popperian science, after the famous philosopher of science

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  • The non-nativist language learner as envisaged by Chomsky in the original version of the poverty of the stimulus argument, in other words, is limited to a kind of Popperian methodology ” one that involves the enumeration of all possible grammatical hypotheses, each of which is tested against the data, and each of is rejected just in case it is explicitly falsified.

    Innateness and Language

  • You projected onto me a pure Popperian view of falsifiability, which you reject as justifying creationism! denying evolution!

    Bukiet on Brooklyn Books

  • In Popperian terms, theoretical speculation is sometimes right – but it ain't science.

    Attached to Strings

  • In fact, I tend to distrust Popperian notions of disproof and related notions like doubt.

    Bukiet on Brooklyn Books

  • I attempted to make it as clear as possible that I am not holding some rigid Popperian view of what is acceptable as science.

    Bukiet on Brooklyn Books

  • In Popperian terms, they are essentially the same.

    Attached to Strings

  • For sure, we can falsify certain conceptions of the laws of physics, but we can't formally prove them (in the Popperian sense).

    About: The Progressive Diminishment of Man

  • In Popperian terms, they are essentially the same.

    Attached to Strings

  • This isn't Popperian falsifiability but, again, Popper is wrong.

    Bukiet on Brooklyn Books

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