Sir Karl Raimund Popper CH FBA FRS (28 July 1902 – 17 September 1994) was an Austrian-British philosopher and professor. He is generally regarded as one of the 20th century's greatest philosophers of science.
Described by the philosopher A.J. Ayer as a work of 'great originality and power', this book revolutionized contemporary thinking on science and knowledge. Ideas such as the now legendary doctrine of 'falsificationism' electrified the scientific community, influencing even working scientists, as well as post-war philosophy. This astonishing work ranks alongside The Open Society and Its Enemies as one of Popper's most enduring books and contains insights and arguments that demand to be read to this day.
'One of the most important documents of the twentieth century.' - Peter Medawar, New Scientist
Een must-have voor zeer geïnteresseerde wetenschapsfilosofen! Gaat heel diep in op de redenering achter Poppers theorie en geeft (voor mij ten minste) aanleiding tot het schrijven van formele kritiek en/of vervolgwerken.