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Lecture 2

Philosophy and Science-Jan.12. Week 2

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Dr.Michal Arciszewski

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January 12 The role of deductive inference in scienceK Popper deductionfalsificationHypothesis make assumptionlawsmodelsDeduction of observations predictionTesting experiment to proveThe testing of a hypothesis always tests the hypothesis the prediction were derived of the theory meaning the predicted observation was a conclusion of a valid argumentDeductive argument format If L is SLTherefore SThe predictions are based upon the laws of nature if the conclusion is incorrectthe prediction is untrue then either the premise is incorrect or the laws of nature are flawedThe premises are falsifiedIf the prediction is not seen then one of the assumptions is that the hypothesis is incorrectPopper is trying to demarcate science by proving that science
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