Karl Popper was once probably the most influential philosophers of the 20 th century. His feedback of induction and his falsifiability criterion of demarcation among technological know-how and non-science have been significant contributions to the philosophy of technological know-how. Popper's broader philosophy of severe rationalism comprised a particular philosophy of social technological know-how and political thought. His critique of historicism and advocacy of the open society marked him out as an important thinker of freedom and cause. This ebook units out the old and highbrow contexts during which Popper labored, and gives an outline and various criticisms of his critical principles. the quantity brings jointly individuals with services on Popper's paintings, together with humans individually linked to Popper (such as Jarvie, Miller, Musgrave, Petersen and Shearmur), experts at the subject matters taken care of (Bradie, Godfrey-Smith and Jackson), and students with specified pursuits in facets of Popper's paintings (Andersson, Hacohen, Maxwell and Stokes).

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