Category Archive: “Falsification and the Methodology of Scientific Research Programmes”

[Lakatos/Musgrave. Criticism. pp. 91-195.]

Intellectual honesty

Intellectual honesty does not consist in trying to entrench, or establish one’s position by proving (or ‘probabilifying’) it — intellectual honesty consists rather in specifying precisely the conditions under which one is willing to give up one’s position. [92]