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Single Idea 5629

[catalogued under 14. Science / A. Basis of Science / 6. Falsification]

Full Idea

If only a single false consequence can be derived from a proposition, then this proposition is false.

Gist of Idea

If a proposition implies any false consequences, then it is false


Immanuel Kant (Critique of Pure Reason [1781], B819/A791)

Book Reference

Kant,Immanuel: 'Critique of Pure Reason', ed/tr. Guyer,P /Wood,A W [CUO 1998], p.669

A Reaction

Seems right. Of course, it might imply entirely true consequences, and still be false. This idea has to be one of the foundations (sic) of coherentism about truth and justification.