Karl Popper

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    Karl Popper's Contributions to the Philosophy of Science Part I

    Popper argued at the core of true science is a continued effort to attempt to falsify a theory with new predictions. That science is when we accept it as our duty to continue doing this until we are successful is falsifying the theory—and then to try and do it again. If we fail in our attempts, we form a new hypothesis and chart a new path to proving the theory wrong. As Popper stated, we refute the previous hypothesis and make a new bold and risky claim—and then try and dispute it again.
  • Birth

    Birth
    Thornton, Stephen, "Karl Popper", The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy (Winter 2019 Edition), Edward N. Zalta (ed.), URL = https://plato.stanford.edu/archives/win2019/entries/popper/. Image Source: Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy
  • Karl Popper Published the Open Society and Its Enemies

    Karl Popper Published the Open Society and Its Enemies
    Popper, Karl R. The Open Society and Its Enemies. Princeton, N.J: Princeton University Press, 1971. Print. Image Source: Princeton University Press
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    Karl Popper's Contributions to the Philosophy of Science Part II

    Popper also grappled with the problem, 'When should a theory be ranked as scientific?'. Like Falsification in Part I, Popper was a major contributor to the differentiation between science and pseudo-science. Popper wished to distinguish between science and pseudo-science and set out to create a way to differentiate between 'pseudo-sciences' such as astrology which find its basis is empirical evidence based on observation. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8dmOmprI0v4
  • Karl Popper Published the Poverty of Historicism

    Karl Popper Published the Poverty of Historicism
    Popper, Karl R. The Poverty of Historicism. London: Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1961. Print. Image Source: Routledge
  • Karl Popper Published Conjectures and Refutations: The Growth of Scientific Knowledge

    Karl Popper Published  Conjectures and Refutations: The Growth of Scientific Knowledge
    Popper, Karl R. Conjectures and Refutations: The Growth of Scientific Knowledge. New York: Harper & Row, 1968. Print. Image Source: Routledge
  • Karl Popper Becomes Sir Karl Popper

    In 1965, Karl Popper became Sir Karl Popper, knighted by the queen of England. Peter Godfrey-Smith. 2003. Theory and Reality : An Introduction to the Philosophy of Science. Science and Its Conceptual Foundations. Chicago: University of Chicago Press. https://search-ebscohost-com.ezproxy1.apus.edu/login.aspx?direct=true&AuthType=ip&db=nlebk&AN=324622&site=ehost-live&scope=site.
  • Death

    Thornton, Stephen, "Karl Popper", The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy (Winter 2019 Edition), Edward N. Zalta (ed.), URL = https://plato.stanford.edu/archives/win2019/entries/popper/.