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The logic of scientific discovery

Author: Karl R Popper
Publisher: London : Routledge Classics, 2002. ©2002
Series: Routledge classics.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
First published in English in 1959, this book revolutionized contemporary thinking about science and knowledge and is one of the most widely read books about science written in the twentieth century. It presents succinctly Popper's view of science and his solutions to two fundamental problems of the theory of knowledge: the demarcation of science from non-science, and the role of induction in the growth of  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Karl R Popper
ISBN: 0415278430 9780415278430 0415278449 9780415278447
OCLC Number: 48533950
Language Note: Translated from the German.
Notes: Originally published: New York : Basic Books, 1959.
Description: xxvii, 513 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Contents: A survey of some fundamental problems --
On the problem of a theory of scientific method --
Theories --
Falsifiability --
The problem of the empirical basis --
Degrees of testability --
Simplicity --
Probability --
Some observations on quantum theory --
Corroboration, or how a theory stands up to tests.
Series Title: Routledge classics.
Other Titles: Logik der Forschung.
Responsibility: Karl Popper.
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When first published in 1959, this book revolutionized contemporary thinking about science and knowledge. It remains the one of the most widely read books about science to come out of the twentieth  Read more...


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'One of the most important documents of the twentieth century.' - Peter Medawar, New Scientist

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