The Popper-Carnap Controversy Alex C. Michalos

ISBN: 9789024751273

Published: July 31st 1971

124 pages


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The Popper-Carnap Controversy  by  Alex C. Michalos

The Popper-Carnap Controversy by Alex C. Michalos
July 31st 1971 | | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, AUDIO, mp3, ZIP | 124 pages | ISBN: 9789024751273 | 5.75 Mb

1 In 1954 Karl Popper published an article attempting to show that the identification of the quantitative concept degree of confirmation with the quantitative concept degree of probability is a serious error. The error was presumably committed by J.... More1 In 1954 Karl Popper published an article attempting to show that the identification of the quantitative concept degree of confirmation with the quantitative concept degree of probability is a serious error. The error was presumably committed by J. M. Keynes, H.

Reichen bach and R. Carnap. 2 It was Poppers intention then, to expose the error and to introduce an explicatum for the prescientific concept of degree of confirmation. A few months later Y. Bar-Hillel published an article attempting to show that no serious error had been committed (particularly by Carnap) and that the problem introduced by Popper was simply a verbal one. 3 Popper replied immediately that Dr. Bar-Hillel forces me [Popper] now to criticize Carnaps theory further, and he [Popper] introduced further objections which, if accepted, destroy Carnaps theory. 4 About eight years after this exchange took place I was in graduate school at the University of Chicago in search of a topic for a doctoral dissertation.

An investigation of the issues involved in this exchange seemed to be ideal for me because I had (and still have) a great ad miration for the work of both Carnap and Popper. A thoroughly revised and I hope improved account of that investigation appears in the first five chapters of this book.

Put very briefly, what I found were four main points of contention.



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