Science sans Subjectivity: The Sad Case of Imre Lakatos

Joseph Agassi*

*Corresponding author for this work

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Lakatos claimed that Popper wrote of beliefs; thus ascribing subjectivism to him Popper flatly denied this, treating it a willful distortion.1 Ironically, it is the theory of Lakatos that is subjectivist.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)507-511
Number of pages5
JournalPhilosophy of the Social Sciences
Issue number5
StatePublished - Sep 2021


  • Lakatos
  • Popper
  • ad hoc modifications
  • criticism
  • subjectivism


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