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popper

(pŏp′ər)
n.
Slang An ampoule of amyl nitrite or butyl nitrite, used illicitly to induce euphoria and enhance sexual stimulation.

popper

(pop′ĕr)
A slang term for any of several nitrites, esp. amyl nitrite, inhaled to induce vasodilation, dizziness, or giddiness as a drug of abuse.
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This paper argues that, given the tentative nature of knowledge, Popperian epistemology offers an important counterpoint to constructivist approaches.
even if the interpretation of the humanities is ascribed to Popper according to which its methodological peculiarity consists of the employment of idealization--conceived of as the assumption of rationality, for Popper does not mention another kind of idealization in the humanities--we have to say that this has not been made comparable with the whole Popperian model of science.
In this way, both the rhetoric and gist of Popperian falsificationism runs counter to the core vocabulary and content of the law of nature exception.
The first and most obvious criticism of Dopfer and Potts's (2004) methodology is that they attempt to preserve the neo-classical, Popperian, and neo-Austrian penchant for methodological individualism, with the micro-agents viewed as the ultimate instigators of novelty and creative endeavour.
Skalnik argues that as a Popperian, Gellner was intellectually curious about "closed societies," which stood in contrast to the "open societies" of liberal democracy.
In saying that science moves away from falsity, I do not mean to adopt Popperian falsification as the epistemology of science.
However, remaining within the Popperian schema, what would a positive project verify or conjecture?
Those who criticized the Popperian commitment of null models did it by trying to refute the doubt about the role of competition and not from a deep reflection about epistemology or philosophy of science.
I see three major issues that may play a role in addressing those two questions satisfactorily: First, there is the issue that counseling and psychotherapy are not the same; second, there is the advent of integrative or eclectic counseling models; and third, there is the persistent issue of our methodological bias toward confirming our theories instead of making every attempt to refute them (the old Popperian, 1965, criticism) or providing an easier hurdle for the theory to overcome (Meehl's, 1967, position).
According to its author, a professor in the University of Geneva, by eliminating the risks of globalization the world could become an 'open society' in the Popperian sense, embracing the universal peace envisaged by Immanuel Kant.
In this scenario, it might be appropriate to add, that this issue is not only based on the Popperian assertion that the empirical basis is interpreted based on theory alone but also on Koyre's studies (43)--without whom, Kuhn would not have existed as an author (44)--that show the major relevance of philosophy and metaphysics as a condition to understand all physical theories.
Considered in Popperian or Lakatosian terms, the 'New Economy' claim that Australia experienced a productivity surge in the 1990s, driven by microeconomic reform in the preceding decade, must be regarded as a refuted hypothesis.