David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
Philosophy 44 (170):291 - 302 (1969)
Popper Proposed the criterion of falsifiability as a solution to the problem of demarcation i.e. of distinguishing science from pseudo-science and not, as many of his contemporaries in the Vienna Circle mistook it to be, a solution to the quite different problem with which they themselves were preoccupied, viz. of providing a criterion of meaning to distinguish the meaningful from the meaningless. While the positivists were concerned to damn metaphysics and exalt science, by identifying the empirically verifiable with the meaningful, Popper was concerned to separate science from scientism, to damn astrology and to extol astronomy. In other words his preoccupation belongs not to the philosophy of language but to the philosophy of science
|Keywords||No keywords specified (fix it)|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
|Through your library|
References found in this work BETA
No references found.
Citations of this work BETA
Michael Ruse (1971). Natural Selection in The Origin of Species. Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part A 1 (4):311-351.
Similar books and articles
Toni Vogel Carey (1998). The Invisible Hand of Natural Selection, and Vice Versa. Biology and Philosophy 13 (3):427-442.
Karl R. Popper (1978). Natural Selection and the Emergence of Mind. Dialectica 32 (3‐4):339-55.
Yasuyuki Kageyama (2003). Openness to the Unknown: The Role of Falsifiability in Search of Better Knowledge. Philosophy of the Social Sciences 33 (1):100-121.
Edward S. Reed (1978). Darwin's Evolutionary Philosophy: The Laws of Change. Acta Biotheoretica 27 (3-4):201-235.
Peter Turney (1991). A Note on Popper's Equation of Simplicity with Falsifiability. British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 42 (1):105-109.
Charles Darwin (1975). Charles Darwin's Natural Selection: Being the Second Part of His Big Species Book Written From 1856 to 1858. Cambridge University Press.
Elisabeth A. Lloyd (1983). The Nature of Darwin's Support for the Theory of Natural Selection. Philosophy of Science 50 (1):112-129.
Charles Darwin (2005). On Natural Selection. Penguin Books.
Charles Darwin (1958/1971). Evolution by Natural Selection. New York,Johnson Reprint Corp..
Added to index2010-08-10
Total downloads17 ( #160,237 of 1,726,249 )
Recent downloads (6 months)2 ( #289,836 of 1,726,249 )
How can I increase my downloads?