Karl Popper. Born: July 28, 1902. Death: September 17, 1994

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  • Karl Popper received a PhD in Philosophy

    Karl Popper received a PhD in Philosophy
    In 1928, he received a PhD in Philosophy. His dissertation, On the Problem of Method in the Psychology of Thinking, dealt primarily with the psychology of thought and discovery. Popper later reported that it was while writing this dissertation that he came to recognize “the priority of the study of logic over the study of subjective thought processes” (1976, p. 86), a sentiment that would be a primary focus in his more mature work in the philosophy of science.
  • Karl Popper Published his first book.

    Karl Popper Published his first book.
    Popper published his first book, (The Logic of Scientific Discovery),wherein he criticized psychologism, naturalism, inductionism, and logical positivism and proposed his theory of potential falsifiability as the criterion demarcating science from non-science. In the book, Popper offered his first detailed account of scientific methodology and of the importance of falsification. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yvDtVvyneBk https://www.iep.utm.edu/pop-sci/
  • Karl Popper became a professor at Canterbury University College.

    Karl Popper became a professor at Canterbury University College.
    He took a teaching position at Canterbury University College in Christchurch,New Zealand, and he stayed there throughout World War II. His major works on the philosophy of science from this period include the articles that would eventually make up The Poverty of Historicism. In these articles, he offered a highly critical analysis of the methodology of the social sciences, in particular, of attempts by social scientist to formulate predictive, explanatory laws. https://www.iep.utm.edu/pop-sci/
  • Karl Poppers Autobiography Unended Quest was published.

    Karl Poppers Autobiography Unended Quest  was published.
    The book Unended Quest gives a detailed account of Popper’s evolving views, especially as they relate to the philosophy of science. He goes back to everything he has ever thought of in his lifetime concerning philosophy of science to the theory of relativity and quantum mechanics and more.