[OPE-L:4192] Re: Re: Re: Re: falsifiability

From: Steve Keen (s.keen@uws.edu.au)
Date: Fri Oct 20 2000 - 23:12:17 EDT

No Rakesh,

What I am saying is that your response to the transformation process
technically involves supporting models in which you have more unknowns than
equations--whether these be algebraic (which you justly criticise) or
At 12:22 20/10/00 -0700, you wrote:
>I must say that I am bewildered by Steve's charge that I am 
>attempting to bury the putative litmus test of 
>science--falsifiability. (The demarcation problem between science and 
>pseudo science or--what is not the same thing-- science and 
>metaphysics is obviously quite a bit complicated than Steve is 
>letting on; Popper did afer all defend the meaningfulness of 
>At any rate, perhaps he has heard of the bold, clearly falsifiable 
>predictions which have been made on the basis of the Marxian value 
>theory which I am attempting to defend against the charge of fatal 
>logical error?
>Grossmann's in regards the imminent catastrope of the capitalist system
>Mattick Sr's in regard to the limits of the mixed economy (1969)?
>Wasn't the latter perhaps the boldest actually confirmed prediction 
>made in post WWII social science?
>All the best, Rakesh
Dr. Steve Keen
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