Philosophy of the Social Sciences 33 (1):100-121 (2003)
From the time of its birth, Poppers theory of falsifiability has been fiercely criticized from various viewpoints. In the authors view, however, those various criticisms all have the same root in their assumption that a falsification must be certain and conclusive. As the theory of falsifiability has never had such an assumption, it is the source of misunderstanding. By discarding it, we can reply to every criticism and thereby clarify the role of falsifiability in our search for better knowledge; that is, it makes our attitude open to a yet unknown world. Key Words: Popper falsifiability openness inconclusive falsification second Popper legend.
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