Karl Popper: Metaphysics and epistemology

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Ian Charles Jarvie, Karl Milford, David W. Miller
Ashgate Publishing, Ltd., 2006 - Philosophy - 296 pages
Sir Karl Popper (1902 1994) is one of the most controversial and widely read philosophers of the 20th century. His influence has been enormous in the fields of epistemology, logic, metaphysics, methodology of science, the philosophy of physics and biology, political philosophy, and the social sciences, and his intellectual achievement has stimulated many scholars in a wide range of disciplines. These three volumes of previously unpublished essays, which originate in the congress Karl Popper 2002 held in Vienna to mark the centenary of Popper's birth, provide an examination of many aspects of Popper's life and thought. Volume II deals especially with Popper's metaphysics and epistemology, including his proposal (critical rationalism) that it is through sharp criticism rather than through the provision of justification that our knowledge progresses. Several papers tackle the problem of the empirical basis, and offer decidedly different answers to some unresolved questions. The volume contains also a number of papers evaluating Popper's celebrated, but much contested, solution to Hume's problem of induction.
 

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Contents

The Open Society Metaphysical Beliefs and Platonic
19
Karl R Poppers Aktualität für die Kritik an
45
A Critical Defence
59
Popper versus
73
Gödel Kuhn Popper and Feyerabend
87
Remarks from a Critical Rationalists
95
On the Idea of Logical Presuppositions of Rational
109
Constructing a Comprehensively Ant iJustificat ionist
119
Is Poppers Philosophy AntiFoundationalist?
145
Sprachliche und empirische Aspekte des Basisproblems
169
Basic Statements versus Protocols
185
The Epistemological Foundation of Methodological Rules
213
The Pragmatic Problem of Induction
231
Methodological Objectivism and Critical Rationalist
245
Artificial Intelligence and Poppers Solution to the Problem
265
Index
285

Rationality without Foundations
131

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About the author (2006)

Ian Jarvie is Professor in the Department of Philosophy at York University, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Karl Milford is Professor in the Department of Economics, University of Vienna, Austria. David Miller taught at the University of Warwick, UK, and has held appointments also at universities in Argentina, Brazil, and Mexico.

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