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Friday, April 14

Popper and Falsification


Popper recognized, but dismissed as unimportant,
that every falsification of a conjecture is
simultaneously a confirmation of an opposite
conjecture, and every conforming instance of a
conjecture is a falsification of an opposite
conjecture.

Is this true of Popper? What is the explanation for
this? How is the idea of falsification different from
a complicated version of inductivism? Why not just
call it inductivism with an extra emphasis or focus on
falsification? Or tentative falsification induction?

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