Ideas from 'The Logic of Scientific Discovery' by Karl Popper [1934], by Theme Structure

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2. Reason / A. Nature of Reason / 5. Objectivity
Scientific objectivity lies in inter-subjective testing
14. Science / A. Basis of Science / 6. Falsification
Give Nobel Prizes for really good refutations? [Gorham]
Falsification is the criterion of demarcation between science and non-science [Magee]
We don't only reject hypotheses because we have falsified them [Lipton]
If falsification requires logical inconsistency, then probabilistic statements can't be falsified [Bird]
When Popper gets in difficulties, he quietly uses induction to help out [Bird]
14. Science / B. Scientific Theories / 2. Aim of Science
Good theories have empirical content, explain a lot, and are not falsified [Newton-Smith]
14. Science / C. Induction / 3. Limits of Induction
There is no such thing as induction [Magee]
14. Science / C. Induction / 4. Reason in Induction
Science cannot be shown to be rational if induction is rejected [Newton-Smith]