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  • Science is about using the empirical hypothetico-deductive method to develop some "rules of thumb" in our interactions with physical reality.


  • Until recently, economics was generally understood to be a nonexperimental science with a hypothetico-deductive methodology.


  • As far as I know, the only self-described "scientists" who think science is based on induction rather than the "method of hypothesis" (or the "hypothetico-deductive method" as it is also known) are psychologists and climate change "scientists".

    On Thursday, the Legg report will be published along with...

  • It presupposes the comprehensive generality of the hypothetico-deductive model of confirmation theory.

    Neo-positivist philosophy of social science

  • Consequently it is necessary to formulate a formal logic of confirmation the task that Carl Hempel picked up with his hypothetico-deductive model of confirmation.

    Archive 2009-09-01

  • So while the predictions of any model developed via the hypothetico-deductive model must survive the test of observations, observations in Locke's scientia are wholly unnecessary.

    Locke's Philosophy of Science

  • Besides, against the background of Popper's “method of conjectures and refutations” and other versions of the hypothetico-deductive method, it is stasis, the long-term periods of stability, that most need explaining (Nickles 2003b).

    Scientific Revolutions

  • Chemistry and physics -- especially the classical versions of these sciences -- have a unified hypothetico-deductive structure; they discover laws of nature; and they derive the observable features of the domains of phenomena they encompass.

    Components of positivism

  • This is the familiar hypothetico-deductive model of confirmation H-D, articulated most rigorously by Carl Hempel and criticized and amended by philosophers such as Karl Popper, Nelson Goodman, Norwood Hanson, and Imre Lakatos.

    Archive 2008-05-01

  • I find Tom Kelly's article on "Evidence" in the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy to be a better approach to justification in the social sciences than does the hypothetico-deductive model of confirmation, and one that is consistent with this piecemeal approach to justification.

    Archive 2008-05-01


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