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Imre Lakatos Quotes

That sometimes clear ... and sometimes vague stuff ... which is ... mathematics.
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The clash between Popper and Kuhn is not about a mere technical point in epistemology.

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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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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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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.

— Imre Lakatos

The classical example of a successful research programme is Newton's gravitational theory: possibly the most successful research programme ever.

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There is no falsification before the emergence of a better theory.

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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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Intellectual honesty consists in stating the precise conditions under which one will give up one's belief.

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Belief may be a regrettably unavoidable biological weakness to be kept under the control of criticism: but commitment is for Popper an outright crime.

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It is not that we propose a theory and Nature may shout NO; rather, we propose a maze of theories, and Nature may shout INCONSISTENT.

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Man's respect for knowledge is one of his most peculiar characteristics. Knowledge in Latin is scientia, and science came to be the name of the most respectable kind of knowledge.

— Imre Lakatos

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