The alternative Popperian
approach involves acquiring knowledge through posing a hypothesis, testing it, then reformulating your hypothesis in an iterative process (Popper 1963, De Bruin 2006).
terms, it is a tentative theory, but one which is defensible until such time as it may be refuted.
It speaks against Mosini's claim that F53 provides support to neoliberalism--for example, one may criticise Friedman's unfalsifiable predictions in his Newsweek and Business Week articles (Brady 1986) by appealing to Popperian
lines in F53, such as the following: one hypothesis is superior to another if 'it is part of a more general theory that applies to a wider variety of phenomena, .
Thus, both Berlinean skepticism and Popperian
uncertainty serve as antidotes to dogmatism and fanaticism, which are two great enemies of liberty in Vargas Llosa's worldview.
scientific deficiencies, especially regarding the scarce and non-existing role of idealization in science, has been summarized by Nowak that way:
The last one is a Popperian
metaphor for the "world of the products of the human mind," which mediates between the world of knowledge in the subjective sense and the world of knowledge in the objective sense.
On the other hand, I strongly suspect, as others did, (21) that the essence of this shift perhaps has always largely been the healthy Popperian
In his influential book, The Structure of Scientific Revolutions (Kuhn, 1962), Thomas Kuhn (1922-1996) challenged the Popperian
ideal of science as essentially concerned with logically falsifying predictions of theories.
Brian looked at past paradigm shifts and eventual recognition of neglected contributions that represent self-correction, and I was delighted to hear him challenge one of the current paradigms, the Popperian
notion of falsifiability.
The foundation of economy method: a Popperian
perspective, London, Routledge, 2003.
A few, including Mark Blaug (1992), advocate Popperian
falsificationism (which at least assigns a positive role to empirical investigation): to avoid the supposed perils of induction, we should be bold with our conjectures, entertaining only those that have testable implications, and ruthlessly eliminating those that fail the tests.
Very often, when I am called upon to discuss public-funding of biology with elected officials or decision makers, the framework for the discussion is technology as opposed to Popperian