Philosophy of Science class

Today’s topic is Philosophy of Science

Famous example of Theory

20th Century sequence:  Logical positivism, Popper, Kuhn

Quick Popper

Kuhn — Normal science, paradigms, and revolutions

Ideas of Karl Popper as well.  Falsifiability as criterion of science.  Consider what a theory forbids and look for THAT. Popper’s main work — The Logic of Scientific Discovery

Opposite of “confirmationism.”

Compare “practical” or “applied” areas.  Medicine vs. Biology; Engineering vs. Physics.  Working with particular, individual cases vs. general principles and laws.