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The philosophy of Karl Popper

Author: Herbert Keuth
Publisher: New York : Cambridge University Press, 2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Karl Popper is one of the greatest and most influential philosophers of the twentieth century. Perhaps his greatest book, The Logic of Scientific Discovery, sets out his epistemology of critical rationalism, while his most famous book, The Open Society and Its Enemies, applies the principles of critical rationalism to social philosophy." "This book is more comprehensive than any current introduction to Popper.  Read more...
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Named Person: Karl R Popper; Karl Raimund Popper; Karl R Popper; Karl R Popper; Karl R Popper
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Herbert Keuth
ISBN: 0521839467 9780521839464 0521548306 9780521548304
OCLC Number: 54503549
Description: xv, 367 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: The philosophy of science --
The two fundamental problems in the theory of knowledge --
The role of theories --
On the problem of a theory of scientific method --
The problem of the empirical basis --
Corroboration --
Realism and the concept of truth --
Verisimilitude --
Probability --
The social philosophy --
Knowledge, decision, responsibility --
The poverty of historicism --
The open society --
The "positivist dispute" --
Natural necessity --
Determinism versus indeterminism --
The body-mind problem and the third world.
Other Titles: Philosophie Karl Poppers.
Responsibility: Herbert Keuth.
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"Karl Popper is one of the greatest and most influential philosophers of the twentieth century. Perhaps his greatest book, The Logic of Scientific Discovery, sets out his epistemology of critical rationalism, while his most famous book, The Open Society and Its Enemies, applies the principles of critical rationalism to social philosophy." "This book is more comprehensive than any current introduction to Popper. Owing to its perspicuous structure and lucid exposition, it could be used in courses in both the philosophy of science and the philosophy of social science."--Jacket.

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