Author(s): Jeremy Shearmur, Geoffrey Stokes
Karl Popper was once probably the most influential philosophers of the 20 th century. His grievance of induction and his falsifiability criterion of demarcation between science and non-science have been primary contributions to the philosophy of science. Popper’s broader philosophy of crucial rationalism comprised a particular philosophy of social science and political concept. His critique of historicism and advocacy of the open society marked him out as an important thinker of freedom and reason why. This ebook units out the ancient and highbrow contexts during which Popper labored, and provides an outline and various criticisms of his central concepts. The quantity brings in combination participants with experience on Popper’s paintings, together with other folks individually related to Popper (reminiscent of Jarvie, Miller, Musgrave, Petersen and Shearmur), consultants at the subjects handled (Bradie, Godfrey-Smith and Jackson), and students with particular pursuits in facets of Popper’s paintings (Andersson, Hacohen, Maxwell and Stokes).