The Logic of Scientific Discovery Quiz | Eight Week Quiz E

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Part II: Chapter 7, Simplicity.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What theory suggests that simplicity is expected to achieve a law-like regularity of events?
(a) Pragmatic.
(b) Conventional.
(c) Metaphysical.
(d) Positivist.

2. What type of classes are singled out and can not be subject to the rigors of scientific empirical scrutiny?
(a) Empty classes.
(b) Unique classes.
(c) Unified classes.
(d) Sub-classes.

3. What does Popper do if proof for a statement can not be found?
(a) Retests.
(b) Suspends judgment.
(c) Denies the statement.
(d) Makes assumptions to better prove the statement.

4. What does Popper states the "game of science" is?
(a) A concept.
(b) A principle.
(c) An ultimate truth.
(d) A farce.

5. What can observation do for science?
(a) Provide information on facts.
(b) Assume falsification.
(c) Establish the truth of a statement.
(d) Justify statements.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Popper consider existential statements to be?

2. What does not requires one to change the number of parameters of the displacements of groups of points.

3. What is the reason Popper rejects psychologism?

4. What challenges Poppers use of falsification as criteria in deciding is a theoretical system is empirical?

5. According to many theorists, what gives meaning to classes of events?

(see the answer key)

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