Ep. 280: Imre Lakatos on Scientific Progress (Part One)


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On "Falsification and the Methodology of Scientific Research Programmes" (1970).

In what way is scientific progress rational? Lakatos splits the difference between Popper and Kuhn to argue that some scientific research programs are more progressive than others, meaning that they make dramatic, unexpected predictions.

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