Karl popper's life (July 28, 1902 - September 17, 1994)

  • Logik der Forschung (Logic of Scientific Discovery)

    Logik der Forschung (Logic of Scientific Discovery)
    In 1994 Karl Popper Published his book “Logik der Forschung” in Germany. It was not until 1959 that Popper republished the book in English under the title Logic of “Scientific Discovery”. This was the publication of his work into the studies of the philosophy of science.
  • Science, Non-Science, and Pseudo-Science

    Science, Non-Science, and Pseudo-Science
    Popper’s introduction of a scientific method allowed for these fields of study to be more accurately classified into the categories of science, non-science, and pseudo-science. Karl Popper had said “the criterion of the scientific status of a theory is its falsifiability, or refutability, or testability. Other scientists in the field of philosophy of science had said “There is no more to science than its method, and there is no more to its method than Popper has said” (Thornton, Stephen 2021)
  • Logic of Falsifiability

    Logic of Falsifiability
    Popper’s Philosophical view allowed for science to now be tested without the confirmation bias that existed in the empiricist’s view of how observation confirmed one’s theory. Popper, therefore, argues that there are no statements in science which cannot be interrogated: basic statements, which are used to test the universal theories of science, must themselves be inter-subjectively testable and are therefore open to the possibility of refutation. (Thornton, Stephen, 2021).
  • Criticism of Falsificationism

    Criticism of Falsificationism
    Popper has taken criticism over the years for his idea that science must be falsifiable. Critics argue that falsification doesn’t always lead to an accurate depiction of the scientific process. As Brendan Shea put it, “many historians and philosophers of science have argued that scientists only rarely give up their theories in the face of failed predictions, even in cases where they are unable to identify testable auxiliary hypotheses.”. https://youtu.be/-X8Xfl0JdTQ
  • Karl Popper's Literature on The Philosophy of Science

    Karl Popper's Literature on The Philosophy of Science
    Popper, Karl. The Logic of Scientific Discovery. Routledge, 2002, doi:10.4324/9780203994627.
  • References:

    Thornton, Stephen. “Author and Citation Information for ‘Karl Popper.’” Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy, Stanford University, 2021, plato.stanford.edu/cgi-bin/encyclopedia/archinfo.cgi?entry=popper. Popper, Karl R. “Science: Conjectures and Refutations.” Popper: Refutation and Confirmation, 1957, bertie.ccsu.edu/naturesci/PhilSci/PopperArticle.html#fn0.