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Popper: Falsifiability and the Realism/Idealism/Instrumentalism Problems

Welcome to the public on-line forum area for Phil 310 = Bio 310 at Bryn Mawr College. This is not a required part of the course. It is, though, a way to keep course conversations going between meetings, and to do so in a way that makes our course conversations available to others who may in turn have interesting thoughts to contribute to them. I'll be posting my thoughts in progress here throughout the course, and would be delighted to have others join in. 

Feel free to write about whatever has been on your mind this week.  Among the themes of class discussion was Popper's move from positivism to falsifiability, his objections to idealism and instrumentalism, and his insistence on realism.

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