ANTICONFIRMATIONISM

the argument that it is not possible to confirm the truth of general propositions, including scientific research hypotheses, either by accruing positive instances or via probability estimates. See also falsifications.

ANTICONFIRMATIONISM: "The person believed in anticonfirmations because he or she knew that the scientific theory did not hold true in every instance."
Cite this page: Nugent, Pam M.S., "ANTICONFIRMATIONISM," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/anticonfirmationism/ (accessed September 25, 2018).
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