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Out of error : further essays on critical rationalism

Author: David Miller
Publisher: Aldershot, Hants, England ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate Pub., ©2006.
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"David Miller is the foremost exponent of the purist critical rationalist doctrine and here presents his mature views, discussing the role that logic and argument play in the growth of knowledge, criticizing the common understanding of argument as an instrument of justification, persuasion or discovery and instead advocating the critical rationalist view that only criticism matters. Miller patiently and thoroughly  Read more...
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Named Person: Karl R Popper; Karl R Popper; Karl R Popper; Karl R Popper
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: David Miller
ISBN: 0754650685 9780754650683
OCLC Number: 57641308
Description: x, 304 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. Karl Popper : a scientific memoir --
2. Three stages of critical rationalism --
3. What do arguments achieve? --
4. Falsifiability : more than a convention? --
5. Induction : a problem solved --
6. Back to the frying pan --
7. Being an absolute sceptic --
8. How little uniformity need an inductive inference presuppose? --
9. Critical rationalism's debt to Tarski --
10. Beauty : a road to the truth? --
11. Thirty years of language dependence --
12. Is paraconsistent logic ever used? --
13. Making falsification bite --
14. In memoriam.
Responsibility: David Miller.
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