corroboration
In the philosophy of science of Popper there is no definable measure of the extent to which evidence confirms a hypothesis (see confirmation theory ). Instead, hypotheses face the tribunal of experience by surviving efforts to falsify them. The degree of corroboration of a hypothesis by evidence is then a function of the stringency of the test the evidence provides, and hence a measure of the success of the hypothesis in surviving it. Critics have complained that corroboration in this sense is an empty notion, since it provides no reason to trust the hypothesis on any future occasion. See falsifiability, verisimilitude.

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  • corroboration — [ kɔrɔbɔrasjɔ̃ ] n. f. • 1286; bas lat. corroboratio ♦ Rare Action de corroborer; son résultat. ⇒ confirmation. ● corroboration nom féminin (bas latin corroboratio, onis) Action de corroborer ; confirmation, vérification. ⇒CORROBORATION, subst.… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Corroboration — Cor*rob o*ra tion (k?r r?b ? r? sh?n), n. [Cf. F. corroboration.] 1. The act of corroborating, strengthening, or confirming; addition of strength; confirmation; as, the corroboration of an argument, or of information. [1913 Webster] 2. That which …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • corroboration — I noun acknowledgment, affirmation, assurance, attestation, authentication, averment, avouchment, bearing out, certification, circumstantiation, conclusive evidence, conclusive proof, confirmation, demonstrability, demonstration, documentation,… …   Law dictionary

  • corroboration — CORROBORATION. s. f. Action de corroborer, ou l état de ce qui est corroboré. On a travaillé avec succès à la corroboration de son estomac …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie Française 1798

  • Corroboration — (v. lat.), Stärkung; Corroborantia. so v.w. Stärkende Mittel …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • corroboration — mid 15c., strengthening, support, from L.L. corroborationem (nom. corroboratio), noun of action from pp. stem of L. corroborare to strengthen (see CORROBORATE (Cf. corroborate)). Meaning confirmation attested by 1768 …   Etymology dictionary

  • Corroboration — Le concept de corroboration fut introduit par le philosophe des sciences Karl Popper en 1934 dans La logique de la découverte scientifique ((de) Logik der forschung). Le concept épistémologique attaché à ce mot fut introduit par Popper afin de… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • corroboration — (ko rro bo ra sion) s. f. Action de corroborer ; état de ce qui est corroboré. HISTORIQUE    XVIe s. •   La corroboration du coeur, PARÉ VIII, 15. •   Et ont ces dits muscles interuptions nerveuses et transverses, pour la corroboration d iceux,… …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • corroboration — Producing corroborating evidence. As a requirement in a divorce action: evidence of such substantial facts and circumstances as will produce in a sound and prudently cautious mind a confident conclusion that the testimony of the complainant is… …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • corroboration — /keuh rob euh ray sheuhn/, n. 1. the act of corroborating. 2. a corroboratory fact, statement, etc. [1425 75; late ME ( < MF) < LL corroboration (s. of corroboratio). See CORROBORATE, ION] * * * …   Universalium

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