Imre Lakatos

Imre Lakatos

The history of mathematics, lacking the guidance of philosophy, [is] blind, while the philosophy of mathematics, turning its back on the most intriguing phenomena in the history of mathematics, is empty.More Imre Lakatos quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
One may rationally stick to a degenerating research programme until it is overtaken by a rival and even after. What one must not do is to deny its poor public record... It is perfectly rational to play a risky game: what is irrational is to deceive oneself about the risk.More Imre Lakatos quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The proving power of the intellect or the senses was questioned by the skeptics more than two thousand years ago; but they were browbeaten into confusion by the glory of Newtonian physics.More Imre Lakatos quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
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.More Imre Lakatos quotes [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
Belief may be a regrettably unavoidable biological weakness to be kept under the control of criticism: but commitment is for Popper an outright crime.More Imre Lakatos quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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