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Karl Popper, science and enlightenment

Author: Nicholas Maxwell
Publisher: London : UCL Press, 2017. ©2017
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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By exploring and challenging Karl Popper's philosophy of science, Nicholas Maxwell argues for a revolution in academic inquiry to help humanity make progress towards a better, more civilized and enlightened world.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
(OCoLC)989707488
Named Person: Karl R Popper; Karl R Popper
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Nicholas Maxwell
ISBN: 9781787350380 178735038X 9781787350397 1787350398
OCLC Number: 1004353997
Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 376 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Karl Raimund Popper --
Popper, Kuhn, Lakatos and aim-oriented empiricism --
Einstein, aim-oriented empiricism, and the discovery of special and general relativity --
Non-empirical requirements scientific theories must satisfy : simplicity, unity, explanation, beauty --
Scientific metaphysics --
Comprehensibility rather than beauty --
A mug's game? Solving the problem of induction with metaphysical presuppositions --
Does probabilism solve the great quantum mystery? --
Science, reason, knowledge and wisdom : a critique of specialism --
Karl Popper and the enlightenment programme.
Other Titles: Science and enlightenment
Responsibility: Nicholas Maxwell.

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By exploring and challenging Karl Popper's philosophy of science, Nicholas Maxwell argues for a revolution in academic inquiry to help humanity make progress towards a better, more civilized and enlightened world.

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