Popper’s Logical Analysis of Basic Statements
The concept of basic statement plays an important role in Popper’s philosophy of science, but his analysis and formulation of the concept are confused and inconsistent. The present paper is intended to explain the functions of basic statements in Popper’s philosophy of science, point out confusion and inconsistency in Popper’s analysis and formulation,and revise his formulation in order to avoid inconsistency.
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