## The Logic of Scientific DiscoveryWhen first published in 1959, this book revolutionized contemporary thinking about science and knowledge. It remains the one of the most widely read books about science to come out of the twentieth century. |

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### Contents

Preface to the First Edition 1934 | 13 |

Preface to the English Edition 1958 | 15 |

PART I | 25 |

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