A PHILOSOPHICAL INQUIRY INTO THE BEHAVIOUR OF THE TRUTH IN SCIENCE

Oladipupo Sunday ‘Layi

Abstract


This paper examined the behaviour of truth in science with a discussion on the nature of truth which was followed by an analysis of science as an enterprise. It discussed the major characteristics of science alongside the adoption of induction as the hallmark of science. In achieving its purpose the paper focused on the behaviour of since with a considerable discussion on the theory of chaos as illustrated by some scientists. The paper, however, used Karl Popper’s notion of verisimilitude as basis for its conclusion which upheld the Popperian position that science can only provide us with near true or true liking.

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.19044/esj.2012.v8n6p%25p


European Scientific Journal (ESJ)

 

ISSN: 1857 - 7881 (Print)
ISSN: 1857 - 7431 (Online)

 

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