falsifiability


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falsifiability

(ˌfɔːlsɪˌfaɪəˈbɪlɪtɪ)
n
(Philosophy) the quality of being falsifiable
Translations
falsabilidad
falsifioitavuus
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In 1934 he published his book The logic of scientific discovery, in which he put forth his well-known theory of falsifiability.
It is observational falsifiability that distinguishes empirical from metaphysical statements.
Beyond the issue of the falsifiability of the "warm glow" explanation, the explanation deserves greater attention.
The preference for simplicity in modern science is to limit the variables and to rely on the criterion of falsifiability.
A response to Howard Gardner: Falsifiability, empirical evidence, and pedagogical usefulness in educational psychology.
His claim is that readers by default hold fiction accountable to the criterion of historical falsifiability and allow it to inform their view of the world, unless it departs significantly in its representation of the world.
Evidently, this principle--and especially its magnitude--cannot be empirically tested for refutability because the relevant data is "hidden", and so it does not adhere to Karl Popper's principle of falsifiability.
579, 593 (1993) ("[T]he criterion of the scientific status of a theory is its falsifiability, or refutability, or testability") (quoting K.
Middle-range theory shares a grand theory's basic elements: being comprised of connected constructs or concepts with testability and falsifiability (Kerlinger 1986).
How then do we demonstrate the falsifiability of affective theory of mind?
The task for the philosophy of science has often been posed in terms of demarcating good or scientific theories from bad and unscientific ones (see Falsifiability (142), Popper (143)).