Facts about Imre Lakatos

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Imre Lakatos was a famous Philosopher from Hungary, who lived between November 9, 1922 and February 2, 1974.

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He/she is born under the zodiac scorpio, who is known for Transient, Self-Willed, Purposeful, Unyielding. Our collection contains 12 quotes who is written / told by Imre.

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Famous quotes by Imre Lakatos (12)


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"Research programmes, besides their negative heuristic, are also characterized by their positive heuristic"
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"The classical example of a successful research programme is Newton's gravitational theory: possibly the most successful research programme ever"
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"Our empirical criterion for a series of theories is that it should produce new facts. The idea of growth and the concept of empirical character are soldered into one"
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"The positive heuristic of the programme saves the scientist from becoming confused by the ocean of anomalies"
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"The clash between Popper and Kuhn is not about a mere technical point in epistemology"
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"If even in science there is no a way of judging a theory but by assessing the number, faith and vocal energy of its supporters, then this must be even more so in the social sciences: truth lies in power"
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"Indeed, this epistemological theory of the relation between theory and experiment differs sharply from the epistemological theory of naive falsificationism"
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"Blind commitment to a theory is not an intellectual virtue: it is an intellectual crime"
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"There is no falsification before the emergence of a better theory"
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"Philosophy of science without history of science is empty; history of science without philosophy of science is blind"
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"It would be wrong to assume that one must stay with a research programme until it has exhausted all its heuristic power, that one must not introduce a rival programme before everybody agrees that the point of degeneration has probably been reached"
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"Einstein's results again turned the tables and now very few philosophers or scientists still think that scientific knowledge is, or can be, proven knowledge"


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