Philosophy Lexicon of Arguments

Criteria: do not follow from a definition but must be developed. The criteria for the application of a concept to an object are more concerned with language practice in a community. E.g. the definition of truth does not provide a criterion for which sentences are true.
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Criterion: is no criterion of sense. The principle of falsification does not say that all other kinds of statements are cognitively pointless or empty. Even basic propositions can be criticized. Their assumption is not justified by our experiences.
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Differentiation Criterion/Popper: it is going to be a proposal for a determination. Only a matter of decision. Can only be justified by analyzing its logical consequences: fertility, explanatory power, etc.
Principle of falsification = principle of differentiation.

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K. Popper
Objektive Erkenntnis Hamburg 1993

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Ed. Martin Schulz, access date 2017-05-25