The Popper Carnap Controversy

A thoroughly revised and I hope improved account of that investigation appears in the first five chapters of this book. Put very briefly, what I found were four main points of contention.

Author: Alex C. Michalos

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: STANFORD:36105035076509

Category: Philosophy

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1 In 1954 Karl Popper published an article attempting to show that the identification of the quantitative concept degree of confirmation with the quantitative concept degree of probability is a serious error. The error was presumably committed by J. M. Keynes, H. Reichen bach and R. Carnap. 2 It was Popper's intention then, to expose the error and to introduce an explicatum for the prescientific concept of degree of confirmation. A few months later Y. Bar-Hillel published an article attempting to show that no serious error had been committed (particularly by Carnap) and that the problem introduced by Popper was simply a "verbal one. "3 Popper replied immediately that "Dr. Bar-Hillel forces me [Popper] now to criticize Carnap's theory further," and he [Popper] introduced further objections which, if accepted, destroy Carnap's theory. 4 About eight years after this exchange took place I was in graduate school at the University of Chicago in search of a topic for a doctoral dissertation. An investigation of the issues involved in this exchange seemed to be ideal for me because I had (and still have) a great ad miration for the work of both Carnap and Popper. A thoroughly revised and I hope improved account of that investigation appears in the first five chapters of this book. Put very briefly, what I found were four main points of contention.

The Popper Carnap Controversy

monstration that Carnap's explicatum of the former concept is not an adequate explicatum of the latter concept, a fact that Carnap would be the first to admit.28 In reply to this, Popper wrote In fact a careful reading of my paper – and ...

Author: Alex C. Michalos

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9789401030489

Category: Science

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1 In 1954 Karl Popper published an article attempting to show that the identification of the quantitative concept degree of confirmation with the quantitative concept degree of probability is a serious error. The error was presumably committed by J. M. Keynes, H. Reichen bach and R. Carnap. 2 It was Popper's intention then, to expose the error and to introduce an explicatum for the prescientific concept of degree of confirmation. A few months later Y. Bar-Hillel published an article attempting to show that no serious error had been committed (particularly by Carnap) and that the problem introduced by Popper was simply a "verbal one. "3 Popper replied immediately that "Dr. Bar-Hillel forces me [Popper] now to criticize Carnap's theory further," and he [Popper] introduced further objections which, if accepted, destroy Carnap's theory. 4 About eight years after this exchange took place I was in graduate school at the University of Chicago in search of a topic for a doctoral dissertation. An investigation of the issues involved in this exchange seemed to be ideal for me because I had (and still have) a great ad miration for the work of both Carnap and Popper. A thoroughly revised and I hope improved account of that investigation appears in the first five chapters of this book. Put very briefly, what I found were four main points of contention.

Induction Probability and Skepticism

The Popper - Carnap Controversy as a New Case Study of the Ongoing Theory - Practice Dialectic The Popper - Carnap controversy is not a new book , neither meth- odologically nor substantively . It is a new chapter of an old book ...

Author: Debi Prasad Chattopadhyaya

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 0791406814

Category: Philosophy

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In this book, Chattopadhyaya examines the epistemological and methodological implications of induction and probability. Opposed to foundationalism and the thesis of certainty of human knowledge, he has defended a qualified form of fallibilism and constructive kind of skepticism.

Imre Lakatos and Theories of Scientific Change

In popular terms, the two fronts may be called the PopperCarnap controversy and the Popper—Kuhn controversy.” In the first case, Popper's “falsificationism” stood up against Carnap's “inductivism”: while “weak justificationism” wanted ...

Author: K. Gavroglu

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9789400930254

Category: Science

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How happy it is to recall Imre Lakatos. Now, fifteen years after his death, his intelligence, wit, generosity are vivid. In the Preface to the book of Essays in Memory of Imre Lakatos (Boston Studies, 39, 1976), the editors wrote: ... Lakatos was a man in search of rationality in all of its forms. He thought he had found it in the historical development of scientific knowledge, yet he also saw rationality endangered everywhere. To honor Lakatos is to honor his sharp and aggressive criticism as well as his humane warmth and his quick wit. He was a person to love and to struggle with. The book before us carries old and new friends of that Lakatosian spirit further into the issues which he wanted to investigate. That the new friends include a dozen scientific, historical and philosophical scholars from Greece would have pleased Lakatos very much, and with an essay from China, he would have smiled all the more. But the key lies in the quality of these papers, and in the imaginative organization of the conference at Thessaloniki in summer 1986 which worked so well.

The Cambridge Companion to Carnap

In brief,ifthepredictiveprobabilities depend on Tn ,then in general they arise from mixtures of Johnson–Carnap ... VII.4 The PopperCarnap controversy Karl Popper was a lifelong and dogged opponent of Carnap's induc- tivist views.

Author: Michael Friedman

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521840156

Category: Philosophy

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This book explores the major themes of Carnap's philosophy and discusses his relationship with the Vienna Circle.

Rudolf Carnap Logical Empiricist

Alex C. Michalos, The Popper-Carnap Controversy, Martinus Nijhoff. The Hague, 1971. Ernest Nagel, “Carnap's Theory of Induction', in The Philosophy of Rudolf Carnap (ed. by P. A. Schilpp), Open Court Publ. Co, LaSalle, I11., 1963, pp.

Author: Jaakko Hintikka

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9789401018074

Category: Science

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The Cambridge Companion to Popper

The PopperCarnap Controversy. The Hague: Mouton. Miller, D. W. 1985. 'La probabilitat des de la Logik der Forschung fins al present'. Enrahonar (Barcelona) 11 (1), 13–23. English version contained in chapter 9 of Miller 1994. 1994.

Author: Jeremy Shearmur

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781316546079

Category: Science

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Karl Popper was one of the most influential philosophers of the twentieth century. His criticism of induction and his falsifiability criterion of demarcation between science and non-science were major contributions to the philosophy of science. Popper's broader philosophy of critical rationalism comprised a distinctive philosophy of social science and political theory. His critique of historicism and advocacy of the open society marked him out as a significant philosopher of freedom and reason. This book sets out the historical and intellectual contexts in which Popper worked, and offers an overview and diverse criticisms of his central ideas. The volume brings together contributors with expertise on Popper's work, including people personally associated with Popper (such as Jarvie, Miller, Musgrave, Petersen and Shearmur), specialists on the topics treated (Bradie, Godfrey-Smith and Jackson), and scholars with special interests in aspects of Popper's work (Andersson, Hacohen, Maxwell and Stokes).

An Introduction to the Thought of Karl Popper

Gomez Tutor, J.J., 'Die Interpretation des kantischen Apriorismus in Poppers Frühwerk', Studi Kantiani 2 (1989), pp. 97–116. ... Michalos, A., The Popper-Carnap Controversy, Nijhoff, The Hague, 1971. Munz, P., 'Popper and Wittgenstein', ...

Author: Roberta Corvi

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134793709

Category: Philosophy

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"This study offers an accessible introduction to the life and work of this extraordinary thinker, including his often-neglected Postscript on scientific method published in three volumes in the 1980s. It charts the development of Popper's philosophy and shows his unfailing political commitment to humanism and enlightenment. At the centre of Popper's thought stands rationality and a strong belief in the power of the human mind to change things for the better. Rationality thus serves as a guide both in his philosophical considerations and for his political views."--Jacket

Logic Probability and Epistemology

This is especially clear in the case of Carnap's discovery of ŋ and Hintikka's discovery of η inductive methods for ... 11 The confusions involved in the ' Popper - Carnap - controversy ' are discussed in detail in Michalos [ 30 ] ...

Author: Sahotra Sarkar

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 081532264X

Category: Philosophy

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Twenty-nine collected essays represent a critical history of Shakespeare's play as text and as theater, beginning with Samuel Johnson in 1765, and ending with a review of the Royal Shakespeare Company production in 1991. The criticism centers on three aspects of the play: the love/friendship debate.

The Philosophy of Karl Popper

The Popper - Carnap Controversy . The Hague . Miller , David ( 1994 ) . Critical Rationalism : A Restatement and Defence . Chicago / La Salle . Miller , David ( 1995 ) . " Propensities and Indeterminism . " In O'Hear 1995 , 121147 .

Author: Herbert Keuth

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521839467

Category: Philosophy

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Karl Popper is one of the greatest and most influential philosophers of the twentieth century. Originally published in German in 2000, Herbert Keuth's book is a systematic exposition of Popper's philosophy covering the philosophy of science (Part 1); social philosophy (Part 2); and metaphysics (Part 3). More comprehensive than any current introduction to Popper, it is suitable for courses in the philosophy of science and the philosophy of social science.