Imre Lakatos Quotes & Sayings

12 most famous Imre Lakatos quotes and sayings (philosopher). These are the first 10 quotes we have.

Imre Lakatos Quotes
“Blind commitment to a theory is not an intellectual virtue: it is an intellectual crime.”
Imre Lakatos Quotes
“Research programmes, besides their negative heuristic, are also characterized by their positive heuristic.”
Imre Lakatos Quotes
“The positive heuristic of the programme saves the scientist from becoming confused by the ocean of anomalies.”
Imre Lakatos Quotes
“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.”
Imre Lakatos Quotes
“The classical example of a successful research programme is Newton's gravitational theory: possibly the most successful research programme ever.”
“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 Quotes
“Philosophy of science without history of science is empty; history of science without philosophy of science is blind.”
Imre Lakatos Quotes
“The clash between Popper and Kuhn is not about a mere technical point in epistemology.”
Imre Lakatos Quotes
“There is no falsification before the emergence of a better theory.”
“If even in science there is no a way of judging a theory but by assessing the number, faith and vocal energy of its supporters, then this must be even more so in the social sciences: truth lies in power.”

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