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Carnap versus Popper: What scientists actually do (pages 131-139)

Miguel López ASTORGA ABSTRACT: Carnap and Popper proposed ways scientists have to work. According to Carnap, they should look for confirmations for hypotheses. In Popper’s view, what is important is to try to falsify hypotheses. Cognitive science seems to prove that, in real scientific research, both activities play a role. First, people attempt to confirm hypotheses. Second, they seek examples …

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