Karl Popper

  • Karl Popper's birth

    Karl Popper's birth
    Karl Popper was born on the 28th of July of 1902 in Vienna, Austria to Jewish parents. He was raised in an atmosphere where both parents were educated and had interests in law, classics, and music. Popper was influenced by his parents and was well-educated in many areas of his life.
  • Popper discovers his interest

    Popper discovers his interest
    Popper left the local real gymnasium, which was a secondary school, he was unconvinced with the teaching standards. He discovered the psychoanalytic theories of Freud and Adler and heard Einstein lecture on relativity theory. This struck Popper's interest.
  • first book published "Logik der Forschung"

    first book published "Logik der Forschung"
    Logik der Forschung (The Logic of Scientific Discovery) was published where Karl Popper let the world know his ideas. Here, he criticized psychologism, naturalism, inductivism, and logical positivism, and put forth his theory of potential falsifiability as the point of reference separating science from non-science.Karl Popper on Science & Absolute Truth
  • The Poverty of Historicism

    The Poverty of Historicism
    Popper publishes The Poverty of Historicism where he argues that the idea of historicism is dangerous and bankrupt. This was dedicated to the people who fell victim to fascist and communist beliefs.
  • The Open Society and Its Enemies

    The Open Society and Its Enemies
    Karl Popper presents a defense of the open society against its enemies and offers a critique of theories of teleological historicism, according to which history in a way that it's impossible to prevent according to universal laws.
  • Conjectures and Refutations

    Conjectures and Refutations
    Popper's most wide-ranging and popular books,remarkable not only for it's critical insight into the way scientific knowledge grows, but also for applying those insights to politics and to the history of the world. Here he speaks of science and pseudoscience and falsificationism. Karl Popper - Science: Conjectures and Refutations - Sections I and II
  • Karl Popper's death and legacy

    Karl Popper's death and legacy
    Karl Popper died September 17, 1994 at the age of 92, in Croydon, England. Popper would leave behind a legacy as the force behind the Philosophy of Science becoming its own discipline within Philosophy. After cremation, he was taken back to his place of birth. Popper truly influenced many philosophers, students, people, and myself. His legacy continues to this day and impacts everyone who reads, listens, and learns about his ideas.