Week 3 Timeline 1 - Nicholas Gonzalez

  • Karl Popper is Born

    Karl Popper is Born
    Karl Popper was born in Vienna, Austria. In his lifetime, Popper would become one of the most influential philosophers of science in the 20th century. Karl Popper is known for distinguishing science from non-science also known as pseudoscience. As well as his idea of falsifiability.
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    Karl Popper

    Attached is the link to an educational video that discusses one of Popper's very famous concepts of science and psuedoscience.
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  • The Logic of Scientific Discovery

    The Logic of Scientific Discovery
    In 1935 Karl Popper published, what can now be considered a pioneering classic, The Logic of Scientific Discovery. This book was originally published in German by the Vienna Circle but later went on to be published in English in 1959. In this book, Popper makes his famous argument of "Falsifiability". Poppers Falsifiability states in order for a theory to be considered scientific it must be able to be proven false. Popper, Karl Raimund. The Logic of Scientific Discovery: Karl R. Popper. 1959.
  • The Poverty of Historicism

    The Poverty of Historicism
    This book was another one of the works made famous by Karl Popper. This book was originally just a paper that was written but was then published as a book. In this book, Popper denied the fundamental ideas of historicism. Popper argues that history cannot apply to the scientific method. He argues that there is no fundamental consistency which means that we apply the lessons of the past to predict the future as we can with science. Popper, Karl. Poverty of Historicism. 1957.
  • Death of Karl Popper

    Death of Karl Popper
    Karl Popper died at the age of 92 from complications of cancer. Popper made major contributions to the philosophy of science. With his ideas on historicism, Science and non-science, Falsifiability. It can be said that Popper was a great mind who made a lasting impact that is still felt today.