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Abstract Critical rationalism is the main base of the philosophy of Karl Popper, is to make a criticism of theories established by science and is expressly opposed to logical positivism. Also it shows the opposition of Popper to empiricism based on the nature and the experience of the senses. Also the formation of knowledge becomes an essential part as an evolutionary process that part of problems and solution and exclusion of failed attempts. Keywords: Instruction; selection; test; error; review; moral; knowledge; compression. De acuerdo a la moral se propone un intercambio del orden de este juramento y se exponen tres partes. Para iniciar se da la responsabilidad moral que se debe llevar adelante con el desarrollo del conocimiento, aunque se puedan cometer errores, el objetivo es prolongar el desarrollo del conocimiento.

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For Popper, it is in the interplay between the tentative theories conjectures and error elimination refutation that scientific knowledge advances toward greater and greater problems; in a process very much akin to the interplay between genetic variation and natural selection.

He states that while there is no way to prove that the sun will rise, it is possible to formulate the theory that every day the sun will rise; if it does not rise on some particular day, the theory will be falsified and will have to be replaced by a different one. Until that day, there is no need to reject the assumption that the theory is true. Nor is it rational according to Popper to make instead the more complex assumption that the sun will rise until a given day, but will stop doing so the day after, or similar statements with additional conditions.

Such a theory would be true with higher probability, because it cannot be attacked so easily: to falsify the first one, it is sufficient to find that the sun has stopped rising; to falsify the second one, one additionally needs the assumption that the given day has not yet been reached. Popper held that it is the least likely, or most easily falsifiable, or simplest theory attributes which he identified as all the same thing that explains known facts that one should rationally prefer.

His opposition to positivism, which held that it is the theory most likely to be true that one should prefer, here becomes very apparent. It is impossible, Popper argues, to ensure a theory to be true; it is more important that its falsity can be detected as easily as possible.

Popper and David Hume agreed that there is often a psychological belief that the sun will rise tomorrow, but both denied that there is logical justification for the supposition that it will, simply because it always has in the past. Popper writes, I approached the problem of induction through Hume.

Hume, I felt, was perfectly right in pointing out that induction cannot be logically justified. According to this view, rational discussion about metaphysical ideas, about moral values and even about purposes is possible.

Bartley III tried to radicalise this idea and made the controversial claim that not only can criticism go beyond empirical knowledge, but that everything can be rationally criticised. To Popper, who was an anti- justificationist , traditional philosophy is misled by the false principle of sufficient reason.

He thinks that no assumption can ever be or needs ever to be justified, so a lack of justification is not a justification for doubt. Instead, theories should be tested and scrutinised. It is not the goal to bless theories with claims of certainty or justification, but to eliminate errors in them.

He writes, [T]here are no such things as good positive reasons; nor do we need such things [ The Philosophy of Karl Popper, p. If they are not open to falsification they can not be scientific.

If they are not scientific, it needs to be explained how they can be informative about real world objects and events. In one sense it is irrefutable and logically true , in the second sense it is factually true and falsifiable.

Popper considered historicism to be the theory that history develops inexorably and necessarily according to knowable general laws towards a determinate end. He argued that this view is the principal theoretical presupposition underpinning most forms of authoritarianism and totalitarianism. He argued that historicism is founded upon mistaken assumptions regarding the nature of scientific law and prediction.

Since the growth of human knowledge is a causal factor in the evolution of human history, and since "no society can predict, scientifically, its own future states of knowledge", [48] it follows, he argued, that there can be no predictive science of human history. For Popper, metaphysical and historical indeterminism go hand in hand. In his early years Popper was impressed by Marxism, whether of Communists or socialists.

However, he knew that the riot instigators were swayed by the Marxist doctrine that class struggle would produce vastly more dead men than the inevitable revolution brought about as quickly as possible, and so had no scruples to put the life of the rioters at risk to achieve their selfish goal of becoming the future leaders of the working class.

This was the start of his later criticism of historicism. Specifically, he unsuccessfully recommended that socialists should be invited to participate, and that emphasis should be put on a hierarchy of humanitarian values rather than advocacy of a free market as envisioned by classical liberalism.

If we extend unlimited tolerance even to those who are intolerant, if we are not prepared to defend a tolerant society against the onslaught of the intolerant, then the tolerant will be destroyed, and tolerance with them. In this formulation, I do not imply, for instance, that we should always suppress the utterance of intolerant philosophies; as long as we can counter them by rational argument and keep them in check by public opinion, suppression would certainly be most unwise.

But we should claim the right to suppress them if necessary even by force; for it may easily turn out that they are not prepared to meet us on the level of rational argument, but begin by denouncing all argument; they may forbid their followers to listen to rational argument, because it is deceptive, and teach them to answer arguments by the use of their fists or pistols.

We should therefore claim, in the name of tolerance, the right not to tolerate the intolerant. We should claim that any movement preaching intolerance places itself outside the law, and we should consider incitement to intolerance and persecution as criminal, in the same way as we should consider incitement to murder, or to kidnapping, or to the revival of the slave trade, as criminal.

This view cannot be right, Popper argued, because "nothing ever comes off exactly as intended. Then came the semantic theory of truth formulated by the logician Alfred Tarski and published in The theory met critical objections to truth as correspondence and thereby rehabilitated it. According to this theory, the conditions for the truth of a sentence as well as the sentences themselves are part of a metalanguage. So, for example, the sentence "Snow is white" is true if and only if snow is white.

He bases this interpretation on the fact that examples such as the one described above refer to two things: assertions and the facts to which they refer.

Hence, "it is true that" possesses the logical status of a redundancy. The intuitive idea behind verisimilitude is that the assertions or hypotheses of scientific theories can be objectively measured with respect to the amount of truth and falsity that they imply.

And, in this way, one theory can be evaluated as more or less true than another on a quantitative basis which, Popper emphasises forcefully, has nothing to do with "subjective probabilities" or other merely "epistemic" considerations. The simplest mathematical formulation that Popper gives of this concept can be found in the tenth chapter of Conjectures and Refutations. Here he defines it as: V.

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For Popper, it is in the interplay between the tentative theories conjectures and error elimination refutation that scientific knowledge advances toward greater and greater problems; in a process very much akin to the interplay between genetic variation and natural selection. He states that while there is no way to prove that the sun will rise, it is possible to formulate the theory that every day the sun will rise; if it does not rise on some particular day, the theory will be falsified and will have to be replaced by a different one. Until that day, there is no need to reject the assumption that the theory is true. Nor is it rational according to Popper to make instead the more complex assumption that the sun will rise until a given day, but will stop doing so the day after, or similar statements with additional conditions. Such a theory would be true with higher probability, because it cannot be attacked so easily: to falsify the first one, it is sufficient to find that the sun has stopped rising; to falsify the second one, one additionally needs the assumption that the given day has not yet been reached. Popper held that it is the least likely, or most easily falsifiable, or simplest theory attributes which he identified as all the same thing that explains known facts that one should rationally prefer. His opposition to positivism, which held that it is the theory most likely to be true that one should prefer, here becomes very apparent.

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Indeed, I was mostly trained to be inductive as an English major. With deduction, all of the details would be left alone, i. In this case, a reader comes to the end of the book and thinks she has read an encyclopedia. A humanist wants to know what conclusion or theme s we can abstract from all those threads.

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