Philosophy Lexicon of Arguments

Search  
 
Author Item Excerpt Meta data
Medawar, Peter Brian
 
Books on Amazon
Induction Anne-Kathrin Reulecke (Hg) Fälschungen Frankfurt 2006

245
Induction/MedawarVsInduction: (following Popper):
1. There is no objective starting point.
2. The process of discovery is confused with that of the proof.
3. It is not possible to certainly arrive at a generalization that contains more information than the sum of the particular sentences on which it is based.
Medawar pro Popper: (logic of research): hypothetical-deductive method. Trial and Error. This is to give an account of the process of discovery.
Solution/Medawar: style of the traditional literary narrative: premonitions, false starting points, rejected hypotheses, emotional aspects, coincidences. It is possible to use literary language in the sense of a "true narrative".
---
246
VsMedawar: that is naive!
---
247
The social use of word and writing invariably introduces fiction as a communicative artifice.

Meda I
P. B. Medawar
The Uniqueness of the Individual


> Counter arguments against Medawar
> Counter arguments in relation to Induction



back to list view | > Suggest your own contribution | > Suggest a correction
 
Ed. Martin Schulz, access date 2017-03-29