The Logic of Scientific Discovery Quiz | Eight Week Quiz C

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Part II: Chapter 4, Falsifiability.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What types of statements have no logical justification in which to draw conclusions?
(a) Inferential.
(b) Logical.
(c) Circular.
(d) Singular.

2. What confuses the distinction between universal and individual names?
(a) Symbolic logic.
(b) Negative statements.
(c) Theoretical statements.
(d) Existential statements.

3. What must a philosopher do to accept Poppers proposed definition of science?
(a) Read his background theories.
(b) Agree with its constructs.
(c) Understand empirical science.
(d) Accept the consequences.

4. What term does Popper use of empirical science?
(a) Inductive.
(b) Metaphysical.
(c) Artificial.
(d) Synthetic.

5. How does logic serve in determining if a statement is testable?
(a) It sets up criteria.
(b) It does nothing.
(c) It creates understanding.
(d) It creates provability.

Short Answer Questions

1. Statements that rule things out rather than include more things are considered what type of statements?

2. What type of reasoning, according to Popper, is not rational?

3. How are theories used to explain the world?

4. What types of statements are scientific theories?

5. From what does a theoretical system arise?

(see the answer key)

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