The Rise and Fall of Falsificationism in the Light of Neurath’s Criticism1
At the peak of his career, Karl Popper wrote he was still waiting for a simple and clear criticism of the theses of his Logik der Forschung (hereafter: LdF) and in one of his last interviews he claimed that all critical arguments were no good. However, already Otto Neurath’s 1935 review contained serious counterarguments against falsificationism. Since Popper’s doctrine was under intensive reconstruction for decades, we may ask if at any stage falsificationism was able to meet Neurath’s objections.
KeywordsHard Core Empirical Basis Rational Reconstruction Vienna Circle Philosophical Paper
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