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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What is one approach to knowledge considered by Popper?
(a) Accidental.
(b) Purposive.
(c) Inductive.
(d) Common sense.

2. What does Popper fear philosophers will think about methodological investigations?
(a) They do not belong to philosophy.
(b) They do not work.
(c) There is no substance in them.
(d) They contradict years of thought.

3. For a theory to be falsifiable, what must it prohibit?
(a) Previous theories.
(b) Logic.
(c) At least one occurrence.
(d) Conventionalism.

4. What method does Popper say applies to science and is important to the theory of knowledge?
(a) Proving theories.
(b) Learning assumptions.
(c) Understanding statements.
(d) Resolving contradictions.

5. What does Popper feel is the result of adopting conditions to a hypothesis?
(a) It will verify any phenomena under investigation.
(b) It guards against conventionalism.
(c) It will lead to positive outcomes.
(d) It supports conventionalism.

Short Answer Questions

1. How does deductive reasoning begin?

2. What do the constructions of the laws of nature determine?

3. What confuses the distinction between universal and individual names?

4. What is a precondition for rational consideration?

5. What is the reason Popper rejects psychologism?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does one make a statement falsifiable?

2. What is the task of the logic of scientific discovery?

3. How is a naturalistic view constraining to scientific thought?

4. According to Popper, what should epistemology do?

5. What are three characteristics of theories?

6. How is causality related to tautological arguments?

7. What does Popper state is not the goal of science?

8. With regard to universal and singular statements, what does Popper note about symbolic logic?

9. What does Popper classify as being inductive statements?

10. What does Popper say about the blind acceptance of auxiliary hypothesis?

(see the answer keys)

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