What is The Philosophy of Science?


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Which of the following is a question that the philosophy of science seeks to explain?

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1. Karl Popper argued for which of the following views?

2. Which of the following is most closely associated with the views of Thomas Kuhn?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet will examine facts concerning the philosophy of science and the views of important scientific/philosophical figures.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

To be more explanatory, you'll be asked about the following:

  • What the philosophy of sciences aims to describe
  • Respective views of Karl Popper and Thomas Kuhn
  • Paul Feyeraben's opinion regarding the scientific method
  • Helen Longino's take on the building of scientific knowledge

Skills Practiced

  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding views of Karl Popper and Thomas Kuhn and interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about underlying questions of science's philosophy
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the scientific method

Additional Learning

With our related video lesson, What is The Philosophy of Science?, take the opportunity to learn more about this material. You'll be able to do this with information on:

  • What the philosophy of science means
  • Karl Popper's famous argument
  • The way Thomas Kuhn looked at science
  • A further look at the ideas of Paul Feyeraben and Helen Longino