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Karl Popper

Austrian-British philosopher of science

Sir Karl Raimund Popper (28 July 1902 – 17 September 1994) was an Austrian-British philosopher and professor.Generally regarded as one of the 20th century's greatest philosophers of science, Popper is known for his rejection of the classical inductivist views on the scientific method in favour of empirical falsification. A theory in the empirical sciences can never be proven, but it can be falsified, meaning that it can and should be scrutinised by decisive experiments. Popper is also known for his opposition to the classical justificationist account of knowledge, which he replaced with critical rationalism, namely "the first non-justificational philosophy of criticism in the history of philosophy".In political discourse, he is known for his vigorous defence of liberal democracy and the principles of social criticism that he came to believe made a flourishing open society possible. His political philosophy embraces ideas from all major democratic political ideologies and attempts to reconcile them, namely socialism/social democracy, libertarianism/classical liberalism and conservatism.
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works

12

The Logic of Scientific Discovery

book by Karl Popper

author: Karl Popper

1934

The Open Society and Its Enemies

1945 book by Karl Popper

author: Karl Popper

1945

The Poverty of Historicism

1957 book by Karl Popper

author: Karl Popper

1957

Unended Quest

book by Karl Popper

author: Karl Popper

1976

The Open Universe

book by Karl Popper, published in 1982

author: Karl Popper

The Open Society and Its Enemies

author: Karl Popper

The Poverty of Historicism

author: Karl Popper

Miseria dello storicismo

author: Karl Popper

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