The Logic of Scientific Discovery Test | Final Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. What do the fractions between 0 and 1 represent?

2. What can be predicted using the statistical scatter principle?

3. Who does Popper feel has been unsuccessful in purging atomic science of metaphysical influences?

4. What increases with the amount of falsifiability?

5. How do conventionalists define simplicity?

Short Essay Questions

1. Using Heisenberg's Uncertainty Principle, what does Popper attempt to prove?

2. What does Popper suggest about corroborations?

3. What two scientific arguments does Popper use to verify his beliefs about inductivists?

4. How is the theory of chance solved?

5. What does Popper believe regarding the logical proximity of a theory to empirical statements?

6. What is the concern with using infinite sequences?

7. What does Popper suggest about hypothetical assumptions in his discussion on inductivists?

8. What does Popper demonstrate by using probability theory?

9. What does Popper say about simplicity and the philosophers who emphasize its importance?

10. What does Popper say about simple statements in science?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

What three steps must be taken for a statement to be logically examined? Discuss each step and identify its place in this process as well as its role.

Essay Topic 2

Discuss the structure of subclass relations. How do these structures ensure logical probability? Provide support for your answer from the book.

Essay Topic 3

Compare and contrast strict and numerical universality. What place does each have in research? Is one more efficient or useful than another? Explain your answer.

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