The Myth of the Framework: In Defence of Science and Rationality
In a career spanning sixty years, Sir Karl Popper has made some of the most important contributions to the twentieth century discussion of science and rationality. The Myth of the Frameworkis a new collection of some of Popper's most important material on this subject.
Sir Karl discusses such issues as the aims of science, the role that it plays in our civilization, the moral responsibility of the scientist, the structure of history, and the perennial choice between reason and revolution. In doing so, he attacks intellectual fashions (like positivism) that exagerrate what science and rationality have done, as well as intellectual fashions (like relativism) that denigrate what science and rationality can do. Scientific knowledge, according to Popper, is one of the most rational and creative of human achievements, but it is also inherently fallible and subject to revision.
In place of intellectual fashions, Popper offers his own critical rationalism - a view that he regards both as a theory of knowlege and as an attitude towards human life, human morals and democracy.
Published in cooperation with the Central European University.
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Popper's history of European science is entirely wrong from the beginning to its conclusion. Taking Francis Bacon Verulam for one of the godfathers of the industrial revolution does proof that Popper did not read Bacon's books in which he is constantly remaining that technology IS NOT science, that ingeneers are not scientists; completed by the idea that mathematics (very useful for ingeneers), is not a scientific language. And in fact, we know from Ancient Aegyptian civilization that mathematics is closer to religion than science.
Is this for whitening other philosophers such as Galileo or French Descartes who worked for the weapon industry that Popper is charging Bacon?
Therefore, describing in 'New Atlantis' every technologies that were built after him is for Bacon a way to show that there is no discovery in technology but just materials.
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Popper vs. Kuhn. A must read for epistemology fans. Read full review
THE MYTH OF THE FRAMEWORK
REASON OR REVOLUTION?
PROBLEMS AIMS RESPONSIBILITIES
PHILOSOPHY AND PHYSICS
A PLURALIST APPROACH TO THE
MODELS INSTRUMENTS AND TRUTH
EPISTEMOLOGY AND INDUSTRIALIZATION
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