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falsificationist

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  • adj. Describing a philosophy that uses experiment and observation to attempt to show that a scientific theory is false, rather than attempting to verify it.
  • n. An advocate of falsificationism.

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Examples

  • Popper defends what he calls a falsificationist methodology (1968, 1969).

    Philosophy of Economics

  • Feyerabend argued against positivism and in favour of a scientific realist account of the relation between theory and experience, largely on grounds familiar from Karl Popper's falsificationist views.

    Paul Feyerabend

  • In his 1934 book Logik der Forschung Popper had elaborated the straightforward and appealing falsificationist view that great science could be characterised as a process in which thinkers put forward bold conjectures and then do their best to improve them by trying to refute them.

    Paul Feyerabend

  • This is not his first admission that he was a falsificationist, but it is notable that he did not see it as entailing his having been a Popperian.

    Paul Feyerabend

  • Although more and more historical examples peppered his published work, he was still using them to support fairly orthodox falsificationist conclusions.

    Paul Feyerabend

  • Feyerabend was (usually) a fairly liberal falsificationist, always emphasising the tenacity with which scientists should defend their theories, and allowing that scientific theories can start by being untestable.

    Paul Feyerabend

  • In them, Feyerabend argued against positivism and in favour of a scientific realist account of the relation between theory and experience, largely on grounds familiar from Karl Popper's falsificationist views.

    Paul Feyerabend

  • The Kitzmiller et. al v. Dover Area School District discredited, shredded even, "Intelligent Design" but ID partisans have managed to get an D bill through the Louisiana state legislature and facts have nohing whatsoever to do with this new efforts that's backed by Christian right heavyweight groups such as child-beating advocate Dr. James Dobson's 200-plus million dollar a year nonprofit Focus On The Family and by key Reconstructionist USD history falsificationist David Barton.

    Bruce Wilson: Joining GOP's Bold March Backwards, Bobby Jindal and Louisiana Democrats Pass "Stealth Creationism" Education Bill

  • Full disclosure: A philosopher once accused me of being a naïve falsificationist.

    "Understanding Evolution" Website - The Panda's Thumb

  • There are scientists falsacionist (trial and error) and scientists falsificationist (I do not remember,in the absence of another explanation explanation, in accord with canonical and “independent” studies etc..)

    Recyclable AbathyThermograph Instruments « Climate Audit

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