Karl Popper: Philosophy of science 1
Born in Austria, Karl Popper (1902-1994) was one of the dominant philosophical thinkers of the 20th century. A ground-breaking thinker, he saw the essence of true science as being the readiness to submit theories to severe testing and to reject them when refuted by test. His first major book in 1935, The Logic of Scientific Discovery, marked him as a major analyst of science and was to have an enormous influence on the way people, including major scientists, came to think about the field. This collection is a timely assessment of the reactions to and abiding influence of Popper's work and the controversy it caused across many academic and political fields. The set includes early responses to Popper's work from sources difficult to obtain, and also two early reviews (by Carnap and Grelling) in translations specially prepared for this set. It is organised thematically and includes a substantial new introduction by the editor.
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a problem solved
the Jazz Age in the Philosophy
The corroboration of theories
Two cheers for Karl Popper
Popper on induction
Must the logical probability of laws be zero?
Popper prior probabilities and inductive inference
How Popper might have solved the problem of induction
Logic of discovery or psychology of research?
Consolations for the specialist
Falsification and the methodology of scientific research programmes
The degeneration of Poppers theory of demarcation
The PopperLakatos controversy in the light of Die beiden
Scientific revolution for ever?
Does scientific discovery have a logic?
A critique of Poppers views on scientific method
The empirical basis
The problem of the empirical basis
Observation and theory
Popper on theorychange in science
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