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Discuss induction and deduction. Is science inductive or deductive? Is Popper's logic sound? For what kinds of investigations should inductive methods be used? Deductive methods? A combination?

Discuss falsification. Does an insistence of falsification negate types of knowledge that enhance knowing about the world? Does falsification constrain thought, or give it a structure upon which to build on earlier knowledge?

Is all metaphysical knowledge non-scientific? Within scientific theory, how does Popper account for the metaphysical? Is causality something to be set aside as metaphysical as Popper suggests, or are there different ways to approach causality that are scientific without falling into tautology?

Discuss Popper's solution to his admission that probability is not falsifiable. Is his response ad hoc? Does the act of excluding statements of extreme improbability avoid rendering probability statements non-empirical?

Explain why Popper believes that, in order to be useful, predictions must...

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