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Corroboration in Popper’s Theory of Science

(Original title: Analýza pojmu koroborácie v Popperovej teórii vedy)
Filozofia, 67 (2012), 2, 124-135.
Type of work: Papers
Publication language: Slovak

The paper offers an examination of the corroboration in Popper’s theory of science where it is used to describe a theory’s being successfully tested. This, however, does not mean that the theory in question has been also justified. Its corroboration means only that it was not falsified in empirical tests as yet. This view results from Popper’s rejecting the possibility of the justification of scientific theories (or the cognition as such), its consequence being a specific negative model of scientific rationality.


Corroboration, Popper’s theory of science, Justification, Critical rationalism, Negative rationality

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