Written by Sonya Ng Both Lakatos’ and Kuhn’s conceptions of what makes a good scientific theory appear to conflict, because the former has the opinion that the latter is presuming that science is irrational. Yet this is not the case. In this essay, I shall compare both their theories and make a case for Kuhn … Continue reading Essay: Lakatos and Kuhn on What Makes a Good Scientific Theory
By Ng Ling Xuan Logical empiricists worked towards a “formal theory of confirmation”. This “formal theory” is an extension and application of deductive logic. In this essay, I will first explicate the workings and merits of deductive logic. Secondly, I will describe science’s close ties to inductive logic. Next, I will explain the motivation for … Continue reading Essay: What is the Grue Problem?