Posts Tagged With: Popper

No-Pain Philosophy (part 3): A more contemporary perspective

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7.  How the story turns out (not well)

This conception of testing, which Lakatos called “sophisticated methodological falsificationism,” takes us quite a distance from the more familiar if hackneyed conception of Popper as a simple falsificationist.[i]  It called for warranting a host of different methodological rules for each of the steps along the way in order to either falsify or corroborate hypotheses.  But it doesn’t end well.  Continue reading

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Reposting from Jan 29: No-Pain Philosophy: Skepticism, Rationality, Popper, and All That: The First of 3 Parts

I want to shift to the arena of testing the adequacy of statistical models and misspecification testing (leading up to articles by Aris Spanos, Andrew Gelman, and David Hendry). But first, a couple of informal, philosophical mini-posts, if only to clarify terms we will need (each has a mini test at the end).
 1. How do we obtain Knowledge, and how can we get more of it?
     Few people doubt that science is successful and that it makes progress. This remains true for the philosopher of science, despite her tendency to skepticism. By contrast, most of us think we know a lot of things, and that science is one of our best ways of acquiring knowledge. But how do we justify our lack of skepticism? Continue reading
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No-Pain Philosophy: Skepticism, Rationality, Popper, and All That: First of 3 Parts

I want to shift to the arena of testing the adequacy of statistical models and misspecification testing (leading up to articles by Aris Spanos, Andrew Gelman, and David Hendry). But first, a couple of informal, philosophical mini-posts, if only to clarify terms we will need (each has a mini test at the end). Continue reading
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