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Popper, Karl
 
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Induction I 110
Induction principle: trying to delete it from the science, would not be different from taking out the decision about truth and falsehood of the theories of science.
The induction principle can only be a general proposition. If you try to regard it as an "empirically valid" proposition, so the same questions immediately occur again, which leaded to its introduction. We would have to use inductive reasoning to justify it. Regress.
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I 115
Induction: We reject them because there is no suitable criterion of demarcation. No indicator of empirical, non-metaphysical character of a theoretical system.
Demarcation criterion: it will be a proposal for a fixing. Solely responsibility of the decision. To be justified only by analyzing its logical consequences: fertility, explanatory power, etc.
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Schurz I 15f
Induction/PopperVsInduction/Schurz: Popper thesis: science can get along entirely without induction - many VsPopper - theoretical term (Popper: Problem: because observation statements are theory-laden, the border between observation terms and theoretical term is not sharp).

Po I
K. Popper
Objektive Erkenntnis Hamburg 1993

Schu I
G. Schurz
Einf├╝hrung in die Wissenschaftstheorie Darmstadt 2006


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